Pelvic floor meshes and slings – Reference to expert letters sent by the SGGG (Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics)


Following the discussions about the use of pelvic floor meshes in prolapse and sling surgery for the treatment of stress incontinence in women, Swissmedic would like to refer to the expert letters sent by the professional association SGGG (Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics):

In view of the considerable media interest and growing awareness of possible complications and side effects, Swissmedic strongly urges individuals who are considering the option of implant insertion, or who are thinking about having their implants checked, to discuss the risks and benefits of such a procedure with their surgeon. If you have health concerns connected with your implants, you should consult a healthcare professional.