The 10-year incidence of serious complications after mesh-sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence is a relatively low 3.29, but patients treated by surgeons who perform a low volume of the procedures have a 37% higher relative risk of requiring further surgery for complications, compared with patients of experienced surgeons, according to a report published online Sept. 9 in JAMA Surgery. High volume was defined as a number at or above the 75th percentile for yearly volume in the province, or more than 16 procedures per year.
At Urogynecology Consultants Dr. Bowen, Dr. Hilger and Dr. Kasturi have performed thousands of sling operations over the years. They are a referral center for patients having complications with mesh slings for things such as urinary retention, recurrent urinary incontinence, vaginal mesh erosion and bladder mesh erosion. They have the experience to treat stress incontinence and treat patients having complications associated with surgery from stress incontinence. Experience counts in patients having few complications and a high success rate after a sling surgery.