12 Dec 2017

Mesh restrictions don't go far enough: surgeon

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 12 December 2017

A gynaecologist who has performed more than 50 surgeries to repair damage from surgical mesh, says Medsafe's announcement of restrictions on the products doesn't go far enough. Medsafe yesterday announced New Zealand would be the latest country to limit the way the mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, because the risks outweigh the benefits. But mesh products can still be used in other types of surgery like hernia repair. Kathryn talks with Dr Hanifa Koya.