SURGICAL MESH COMPLICATIONS | INJURED BY SURGICAL MESH, TAKE ACTION!
JANET HOLT, DR. SHLOMO RAZ, LANA KEETON AT THE FDA/CDRH SILVER SPRINGS, MD
LANA KEETON, DR. SHLOMO RAZ, JANET HOLT ON CAPITOL HILL
Capitol Hill Briefing Tuesday, May 17, 2011 11:45 – 1:15 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2255 Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street Washington, DC 20515 TRUTH IN MEDICINE INCORPORATED presented “Baby Boomers and Medical Devices: A Dangerous Mix for Healthcare” With a focus on Synthetic Surgical Mesh, a 510(k) "cleared" medical device
SPEAKERS DR. SHLOMO RAZ Professor of Urology, Chief Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Director Fellowship Program Department of Urology UCLA School of Medicine LANA KEETON President and Founder, Truth in Medicine Patient Advocate, Medical Device Expert, Steel Broker/Distributor
JANET HOLT Regulatory Affairs, Truth in Medicine Rancher, Business Owner, Pelvic Mesh Patient and Advocate Dear Supporter,
“Truth In Medicine Incorporated” is a patient advocacy organization, which educates the public about the potential risks and complications from the implantation of synthetic surgical mesh into the human body. We also educate and support patients who have already been harmed by surgical implantation of synthetic mesh. Our group has been working diligently to raise awareness of the problems with synthetic surgical mesh, and to try to bring about changes in its approval, marketing, and (mis)use. We have met with the FDA’s Surgical Mesh Investigative Team on multiple occasions, and were directly involved in the Synthetic Surgical Mesh Public Health Notification warning of the risks and complications of Transvaginal Placement of mesh issued in October 2008. Please understand that Truth in Medicine has no sponsor with deep pockets; we are not funded by any government entity, company, or hospital. We are mesh patients who work together to make a difference for others. The Capitol Hill briefing raised the awareness of our elected representatives of the impact of untested medical devices on all Americans and in particular, a vulnerable aging population. We look forward to your continued support of our ground breaking work at the FDA, in Congress and our ongoing patient advocacy! Respectfully, Lana C. Keeton President and Founder Truth in Medicine Incorporated 1602 Alton Road, #423 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Schlomo Raz, M.D. joined UCLA in 1975 and oversees the Division of Female Urology, Reconstructive Surgery and Urodynamics. Dr. Raz has been a recognized leader in developing new treatments for female urology conditions for over 28 years. Dr. Raz pioneered many of the innovations that today are the standards of care worldwide for such conditions as vaginal and uterine prolapse, urinary incontinence, pelvic floor disorders, voiding dysfunction, and surgical reconstruction after cancer for urethral abnormalities.
During the past 28 years at UCLA, Dr. Raz has been committed to the highest standard of care of patients with urologic conditions affecting the lower urinary tract. He is a definite authority and one of the most prominent physicians in the field of female urology and urologic reconstructive surgery. With his numerous surgical innovations, as well as his involvement in the development of new pharmacological and surgical treatments of urologic conditions, Dr. Raz has helped define the field of female urology and reconstruction for the past two decades. He is author of more than 170 peer reviewed publications, and is author and chief editor of some of the most important texts and surgical atlases used throughout the world to train physicians in female urology and reconstructive surgery.
Awards and Recognitions: Life Achievement Award, Urodynamic and Female Urological Society, 2001 John Lattimer Award, American Urological Association, 1999 F. Brantley Scott, MD, Award, American Foundation for Urologic Disease, 1998 The Medalla Francisco Diaz, Spanish Association of Urology, 1998
Link to Dr. Raz PubMed Publications:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=search&term=Shlomo%20Raz Academic & Medical Staff Appointments Professor, Department of Surgery Division of Urology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1985 to present Co-Chief, Section of Urology, Sepulveda Veterans Admin Hospital, 1977-1988 Associate Professor, Department of Surgery Division of Urology, UCLA School of Medicine,1980-1985 Assistant Professor in-Residence, Department of Surgery/Division of Urology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1976-1980 Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Surgery Division of Urology - UCLA School of Medicine, 1975-1976 Senior Lecturer, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1974 Staff Member, Division of Urology, Hadassah University, Israel, 1970-1974 Lecturer in Urology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1970
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