By Helen Massy, Aug 2, 2022

Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic, net-like material that is used to provide support in repairing weakened or damaged tissue, explained Kecia Gaither, M.D., board-certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx in New York City. “There are animal-derived types of mesh which are made of animal tissue as well. Vaginal mesh can be used in a surgical procedure for pelvic organ prolapse repair,” she explained. When using transvaginal mesh, the surgeon makes an incision in the vaginal wall and inserts mesh to help hold up the prolapsed organs. “It serves to reinforce a weakened vaginal wall for POP repair,” Gaither said.

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