Surgical / Mesh Complications

Pelvic Floor Surgery Rehabilitation Program

All surgeries have a risk of complications. Some surgical treatments for stress urinary incontinence and prolapse use surgical mesh that can result in specific complications.  At the Centre for Pelvic Floor, we are experienced in dealing with all surgical complications, including those related to surgical mesh. 

How do you know if you have surgical complications
If you have new or persistent symptoms since your surgery, then you may be suffering from a complication.  Many of these are short lived and will resolve with recuperation from surgery.  If your symptoms do not improve, then you may want to pursue an evaluation.

If you have been diagnosed
If you have new or persistent symptoms after surgery, you should begin by speaking to your surgeon about the symptoms. If these symptoms persist or your surgeon feels that they are not the best person to treat them, then the Centre for Pelvic Floor may provide an alternative.  We offer a multi-disciplinary approach based on scientific evidence to manage surgical complications.  Our centre has access to necessary imaging and diagnostic modalities to properly diagnose complications, which is the first step to successful management.  We also have access to pain specialists and physiotherapists who are part of the treatment team. Lastly, we have years of experience in managing these complications.

Treatment options
The specific treatment options for surgical complications depend on the complication, and frequently include both surgical and non-surgical approaches.