Patient counseling for mesh mid-urethral sling surgery: Provide options, set expectations

“Listen. Be emphatic. Be transparent,” Pansy Uberoi, MD, MPH, advises in this interview.

In this interview, Una Lee, MD, and Pansy Uberoi, MD, MPH, discuss how clinicians can improve patients’ experiences with mesh mid-urethral sling surgery. Lee and Uberoi were study authors of, “Listening to women: a qualitative analysis of experiences after complications from mesh mid-urethral sling surgery,” which was published in Urology. Lee is a urologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington and assistant clinical professor of urology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Uberoi is a fellow in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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