Women Travel Across the Globe for Pelvic Mesh Removal

March 28, 2019

From the United Kingdom to Kenya and Poland to Jamaica, women from around the world have sought the highly-skilled expertise of a Mercy physician.

Dionysios Veronikis, MD, director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, is internationally known for his success removing pelvic mesh implants. Once widely used to treat prolapsed organs in women, these mesh implants have since been found to cause serious complications prompting the FDA to issue warnings and leading to lawsuits against their manufacturers. Removing them is risky, but Dr. Veronikis is renowned for his skill doing it.

"A society is sometimes judged by the way it treats its women and children," Dr. Veronikis said, "and I think this was a dark chapter. These women's lives are altered permanently."

BBC News and The Sunday Post recently highlighted Scotland's desire to have Dr. Veronikis treat women there who've suffered severe pain due to implants.

Mary McLaughlin (in the video below) was operated on by Dr. Veronikis in January after the procedure. She said it transformed her life.

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Dr v with ireland patients