Serious harm, and even death, from implanted synthetic surgical mesh is widespread. Hopefully over-meshing will have the same results for some urologists, gynecologists and urogynecologists as over-stenting did for Dr. Patel. Over-meshing of women for over a decade now is a crime against humanity for the inhumane torture inflicted on women.
And even if these women actually needed these operations, the use of mesh is still completely unacceptable in my opinion. There are better, safer alternatives.
These surgeons continue to ignore the obvious. Foreign body polymers implanted to misuse the body’s inflammatory process is a prescription for disaster.
I nominate these surgeons to the “Hall of Shame” along with medical device companies who manufacture and promote the use synthetic surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and for bladder suspension.
Dr. Bernard Cantor
Dr. G. Willy Davila
Dr. John Miklos
Dr. Alan Garely
Dr. Cheryl Iglesias
Dr. Matt Barber
Dr. Vincent Lucente
Dr. Mickey Karram
Dr. Robert Moore
And there are countless others who deserve to be nominated right along with these prominent doctors. When some of these doctors start getting in trouble, maybe the unnecessary abusive use of synthetic surgical mesh will stop. Thousands of adverse event reports to the FDA, 2 FDA warnings and thousands of lawsuits have not stopped it yet.
“Over-stenting doc submits to 10-year prison sentence”
“Louisiana interventional cardiologist Dr. Mehmood Patel begins a 10-year prison sentence after losing an appeal bid.
A Louisiana interventional cardiologist accused of performing heart procedures on patient unnecessarily began his 10-year prison sentence this month after years of attempting to appeal his verdict.
Dr. Mehmood Patel, 64, was convicted in 2009 of 51 counts of fraudulently billing Medicare and other insurance groups for medical procedures that were deemed unnecessary. Patel was given a 10-year prison sentence, which was to start in July 2009.
Patel has been attempting to appeal the conviction, but this month agreed to begin his sentence after a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's decision, Heartwire reported.
Unnecessary stenting has gotten quite a few heart doctors in trouble in recent years”….
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