|Dr Carey, head of Urogynaecology at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne|
Dr Marcus Carey, head of Urogynaecology at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, has developed a new technique for prolapse repair surgery that compliments the existing use of mesh.
Dr Carey comments: "I saw a huge, unmet need for women needing this surgery, which currently has a high fail rate...Traditional surgical techniques for this operation had been around for about 100 years." His innovation involves the use of a silicone support during surgical recovery, which improves outcomes by almost 15%.
If you'd like to read about the outcomes in more detail, the abstract for a 12 month study of this new technique is available on Pub Med here: Vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse using mesh and a vaginal support device.