Israeli company has FDA approval to begin marketing the NeuGuide minimally invasive surgical system

A new mesh-free way to repair pelvic organ prolapse

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A new mesh-free way to repair pelvic organ prolapse
Amid mounting calls across the world to ban the controversial use of transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), Israeli company POP Medical Solutions is introducing NeuGuide, an FDA-cleared minimally invasive repair system uniquely requiring neither dissection nor mesh.

POP is a common but painful and debilitating condition in which pelvic organs (uterus, vagina, bladder or rectum) sag or drop. Up to half of all women experience POP in their lifetime – especially as they age – making this a $1 billion market. The incidence of POP is expected to rise with increasing life expectancy and obesity.

Traditionally, mesh surgery or even hysterectomy was advised for pelvic organ prolapse. Both are no longer considered ideal, while laparoscopic and robotic surgeries are lengthy and costly.

“I’ve spent the last 25 years treating patients with uterine prolapse,” POP Medical founder Dr. Menahem Neuman tells ISRAEL21c. “We don’t want to take out the uterus anymore, because it’s a mistake to take out a healthy uterus. And we don’t want to use meshes because of many complications. So we looked for a safe, simple, durable solution.”

He and engineer Boaz Harari cofounded the company to develop their invention, which elevates the uterus back to its normal position within minutes.

“I’m quite sure we will change the field completely,” says Neuman, who specializes exclusively in pelvic-floor reconstructive surgery.—More…

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