Pelvic Prolapse Surgery With Biologic Matrix Patches Instead Of Synthetic Mesh
Dr. Karon was trained in urogynecology during her residency. She then trained at Duke University with Dr. Visco on how to apply these techniques laparoscopically and with the aid and the advantage of the DaVinci robot. Furthermore she is now using and developing the newest technology in this field using biologic matrix patches instead of mesh. These absorbable matrix patches promote tissue regeneration with the patient’s own stem cell and immune cells. She was the first one in the United States to perform sacrocolpopexy, which is the “gold standard” procedure for pelvic prolapse, using biologic matrix patches. With the progression and improvement in biologic patches, she now uses native tissue matrix patches with even better success. She has pioneered and developed the technique for placement of biologic patches for pelvic prolapse and does it with robotically assisted (DaVinci) laparoscopy.
Dr. Karon gets referrals from all over the United States for removal of “failed or eroded” synthetic mesh to be replaced with biologic matrix. She is conducting clinical studies with two universities and Kentucky One Hospitals and is involved with publishing the data of great results her patients are getting.
Prolapse surgery without mesh, we literally take it to under the microscope level. Here are the beautiful slides we get from Dr. Badylak at University of Pittsburg, showing the tissue regeneration that our patients have demonstrated when biopsied later at different time intervals. Compared to mesh, which causes intense tissue inflammatory reaction followed by dense scar tissue formation and adhesions to other structures and organs.
Growth of collagen, connective and ligamentous tissue next to their placement (even bladder wall tissue regeneration) there is no inflammatory scar reaction and there is nice neovascularization, growth of new blood vessels.