The KEVII Vaginal Mesh Centre

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Are you suffering from symptoms related to a vaginal mesh implant?

You can have your symptoms assessed and treated by a team of specialists at the Vaginal Mesh Centre, King Edward VII’s Hospital.

Polypropylene mesh for vaginal prolapse and incontinence has been in use since the early 1990s, and over 120,000 patients have been implanted in the United Kingdom in the last 10 years.

For the vast majority of patients this surgery has been hugely successful with long-term durability.

However, recent studies suggest that 3-5% of patients will seek further medical advice relating to complications which can include mesh erosion into organs and mesh-related pain, and 1-2% will require surgery to remove the mesh implant.

Symptoms can vary in terms of their nature and complexity

If you are suffering with symptoms suspected to be the result of complications arising from a vaginal mesh implant, it is important that these symptoms are assessed by specialists working within a dedicated multidisciplinary team.

In the NHS, specialist commissioners have now proposed that all patients with mesh related complications are treated within specialist centres. The clinicians who have set up the Vaginal Mesh Centre are all members of the specialist Pelvic Floor Unit at University College Hospital, and are equipped to provide the highest standards of care you need.

Enquiries & Appointments

Call 020 7467 4344

Why choose the King Edward VII’s Vaginal Mesh Centre?

Access world-leading clinicians offering assessment and surgery designed to help treat the debilitating symptoms of vaginal mesh complications if they arise. Expect the following:

  • A private mesh removal service with clinicians working in a multidisciplinary set up –highly experienced mesh removal surgeons.
  • Named experts – a super-specialised, multidisciplinary team including leading experts in female functional urology, complex urogynaecology, complex colorectal surgery and pelvic pain.
  • On-site diagnostics – should you require pelvic floor ultrasound, MRI, cystoscopy or hysteroscopy.
  • Extensive support team – including Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physiotherapy and Pessary management, pain management physiotherapy and psychology.
  • One to one nursing care – focused individuals who can give you information, explanations and reassurance at every stage of your treatment.
  • Convenient central London location – easily accessible by train and The London Underground in the famous Harley Street medical district.

Meet the Consultants

Mr Jeremy Ockrim  ›
Jeremy Ockrim is the lead consultant for the King Edward VII's Vaginal Mesh Centre. He is Honorary Associate Professor at UCL and Consultant Urological Surgeon in Female Reconstructive Surgery at UCLH, London. UCLH offers tertiary expertise to Urogynaecologists nationwide and internationally. He is a senior member of the joint Pelvic Floor Unit specializing in, mesh removal, incontinence and reconstructive surgery.
Special interests include:
Incontinence (+ 3 more)
Mr Alfred Cutner  ›
Alfred Cutner is a consultant gynaecologist with a major interest in laparoscopic surgery. He is past chair of the British Society of Urogynaecology and past president of the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy. He is part of the multi-disciplinary team at UCLH and offers laparoscopic input for the management of mesh complications.
Special interests include:
Gynaecology (+ 5 more)
Mr Alastair Windsor  ›
Alastair Windsor is the senior colorectal Surgeon at UCLH where he enjoys a busy tertiary referral practice in the management of complex colorectal disorders. He has spent 20 years involved in joint surgery with gynaecology colleagues for difficult pelvic pathology included malignancy, endometriosis and prolapse. He also has a wide experience in the management of mesh complications in a variety of clinical situations.
Special interests include:
Colorectal Cancer (+ 4 more)
Mr Arvind Vashisht  ›
Arvind Vashisht offers specialist minimal access surgical expertise for the operative management of women with mesh related problems and associated pelvic floor symptoms. He is Honorary Associate Professor at University College London (UCL) and Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon at University College London Hospital (UCLH), London.
Special interests include:
Urogynaecology (+ 7 more)
Mr Anthony Kupelian  ›
Anthony Kupelian is a Consultant Gynaecologist and accredited Subspecialist in Urogynaecology. He is Clinical Lead for the Urogynaecology and Pelvic Floor Unit at UCLH. He specialises in laparoscopic surgery, and the treatment of prolapse, urinary incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, recurrent urinary infection, and inflammatory bladder disorders. He is a core member of the UCLH team providing care to women with mesh complications.
Special interests include:
Urogynaecology (+ 3 more)
Professor Andrew Baranowski  ›
Dr Andrew Baranowski is a consultant in Pelvic Pain Medicine and Neuromodulation at UCLH and Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL. He over 25 years experience in Pelvic Pain Medicine and has had leadership roles in developing Pelvic Pain Medicine services within the Pain Management Centre at UCLH and also at National and International levels. He routinely provides care for those living with mesh implants and is the lead for Mesh Pain Services at UCLH.
Special interests include:
Spinal Pain (+ 3 more)

Meet the rest of the team

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Rebecca Slater
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Rebecca Slater is a senior Colorectal Clinical nurse specialist with a focus on managing complex colorectal and urological patients. She has specialist skills in managing patients that have undergone urinary diversion. She leads the CNS outpatient service to urogynaecolgy patients requiring removal of catheter and intermittent catheterisation teaching, pelvic floor and functional disorders.
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Carmen Burgheaua
Lead Urology Nurse
Carmen Burgheaua is lead nurse for the urology service at King Edward VII's Hospital, with special interest in managing male and female incontinence. She has extensive experience in managing bladder dysfunction including bladder training and catheter care. She works in direct liaison within the MDT process and the Urology/Urogynaecology teams
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Miles Walkden
Specialist Radiologist
Miles Walkden makes up part of the specialist multi-disciplinary team at the King Edward VII's Vaginal Mesh Centre.
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Martin Clark
Specialist Radiologist
Martin Clark trained as a consultant radiologist in Melbourne, Australia and since basing himself in London has specialised in all aspects of urogynaecological imaging – MRI, CT, ultrasound and fluoroscopy. He is a Consultant Radiologist and former head of urogynaecological imaging at Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust.
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Jannie Van De Merwe
Consultant Clinical & Health Psychologist
Jannie has been active as a Clinical Psychologist for twenty-five years. He was the clinical lead of interdisciplinary teams at St Thomas' Hospital and The Real Health Institute in London. He has a special interest in chronic pain and neuroscience and has contributed to scientific meetings and has published research articles, chapters and studies over the years.
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Anna Mandeville
Consultant Clinical & Health Psychologist
Dr Mandeville is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in pain management and health psychology. At UCLH she led the pain management service for over 10 years. She specialised in pelvic and complex pain developing services in those areas and publishing clinical work. She is an invited speaker on pain management and reviews pain services on a national basis.
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Suzanne Brook
Senior Specialist Physiotherapist
Suzanne is a senior specialist physiotherapist in persistent abdominal and pelvic pain management. She has worked at leading pain services in the UK and led the physiotherapy service at UCLH pain management centre for 15 years. Suzanne has extensive experience of working with complex presentations of pain and helping individuals manage their pain more successfully.
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Claire Fear
Specialist Pain Nurse
Claire Fear is the lead nurse at King Edward VII’s Hospital Pain and Neuroscience Centre. She has specialised in pain management for over 18 years, holding senior nursing positions in both the acute and chronic pain sectors. She is currently responsible for leading, developing and delivering the nursing element of Pain Management Programmes at King Edward VII’s Hospital.
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Julia Cambitzi
Specialist pain nurse
Julia Cambitzi makes up part of the specialist multi-disciplinary team at the King Edward VII's Vaginal Mesh Centre.
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Nadya Rebar
Lead Service Coordinator
Nadya Rebar leads the team who will deal with your initial enquiry and will be able to answer any non-clinical questions you may have prior to your first appointment.

Why King Edward VII's Hospital?

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We don’t have to make promises at King Edward VII’s Hospital.
Our standards are apparent in everything we do…
  • Just 56 beds – because we are dedicated to providing truly personalised care
  • Hand-picked specialists – we invite only the world’s top consultants for our patients
  • Consistently low patient to nurse ratios – ensuring that every patient gets the attention they deserve
  • In-house Head chef – serving restaurant quality fine-dining meals every day
  • Supporting Veterans – providing subsidised medical care to Veterans of the Armed Forces since 1899.

There is a reason why over 98% of our patients would recommend King Edward VII’s Hospital to family and friends.
Book your consultation today: Call 020 7467 4344