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Scottish NHS patients can visit US expert for mesh removal surgery

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o1735 (Published 12 July 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o1735
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

Women in Scotland who suffered life changing side effects from transvaginal mesh implant surgery have been told that they can travel to the United States to have the mesh removed, with all costs met by the NHS.

NHS Scotland has signed a contract with a clinic in Missouri that employs Dionysios Veronikis, a specialist in mesh removal, to carry out the work. Travel and accommodation costs will all be paid for by the NHS in …

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