Mr Anthony Dixon, a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon who pioneered the use of mesh implants to treat rectal prolapse, has been suspended and is being investigated by the NHS.
The consultant carried out surgery at NHS Southmead Hospital and at the private Spire Hospital in Bristol.
Mr Dixon used a technique known as mesh rectopexy to fix pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence, often caused by childbirth.
Unfortunately, several women treated by Mr Dixon have suffered severe pain and complications following surgery. There are concerns that they were not warned of potential life-altering complications which may arise as a result of surgery. There are also concerns that inappropriate comments were made to some patients.
Many affected women are now investigating the standard of care provided by Mr Dixon.
Following Mr Dixon’s suspension, almost 200 bowel surgery patients have been recalled over concerns about the treatment they received.
North Bristol NHS Trust are undertaking a “thorough review process” of all pelvic floor surgery patients treated at Southmead Hospital, including patients operated on by surgeons other than Mr Dixon.
Spire Hospital have also advised they have “taken the precautionary decision to invite a select cohort of patients” back to hospital for review.
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