Mesh implants ‘like a hot poker getting twisted around inside you’

Published on 24 Nov 2021, 10:14
Women desperate to have their mesh implants fully removed are facing huge delays for life-changing surgery, according to campaigners.

The Scottish Government has promised to fund their treatment overseas or by specialists in England, but patients have been told they must first wait up to two years for an NHS consultation.

Many of the women – who had implants fitted to treat pelvic or urinary problems – are suffering from severe daily pain and have “lost faith” with surgeons at home.

Instead, they want to travel to America to have the operation carried out by the renowned expert Dr Dionysios Veronikis.