Last week, North Bristol NHS Trust offered its apologies to 57 patients who had unnecessarily undergone pelvic floor surgery with artificial mesh following a review of procedures undertaken at the Trust between 2007 and 2017.

As reported by the BBC, the review has concluded that patients should have been offered alternative treatment. Unfortunately, many of those receiving the mesh surgery have ended up in chronic pain rather than finding that their problems had been resolved as they had hoped.

Artificial mesh has been used in a procedure called a laparoscopic ventral mesh rectoplexy to support prolapsed bowels, often as a result of childbirth.

The review found that the mesh procedure was used appropriately in 73 cases. A further review of procedures at the Spire Hospital in Bristol is on-going and due to report in May of this year.

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