We are part of the gynaecology service.
Our services include:
- assessment of women with pelvic floor problems in the urogynaecology clinic.
- investigations for women with lower urinary problems in the urogynaecology clinic.
- follow-up of mothers after obstetric anal sphincter injuries in the perineal clinic.
- minor and major surgery for female pelvic floor problems such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
Mesh and tape surgery
The concern about using mesh for pelvic organ prolapse surgery and (mesh) tapes for stress incontinence of urine has been noted and taken into consideration.
The are currently pausing in using mesh for pelvic organ prolapse and (mesh) tapes for stress incontinence of urine. This form of surgery was stopped at the Trust since 2017. Even mesh insertion during abdominal and laparoscopic (key hole) surgery, which has not been a cause for concern and is not included in the current pause in using mesh for pelvic organ prolapse surgery is not being used. A strip of the rectus sheath (layer within the tummy wall) is used instead.
Alternative forms of surgery for both pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence of urine are available at the Trust, as shown in the information leaflets.
Where we are
We provide services at:
- Lewes Victoria Hospital – Urogynaecology Clinic, Urodynamics Clinic, Perineal Clinic and day patients.
- Princess Royal Hospital – day patients and inpatients