“A Doctor A Day” – Dr. Steven Kleeman/Cincinnati, OH and “A Dose of Hope”

Hello Warriors!

Steven Kleeman, MD practices in Cincinnati, and West Chester, OH at Bethesda North Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital & TriHealth Hospital, Evendale

Steven Kleeman, MD practices in Cincinnati, and West Chester, OH

Here’s your “Doctor a Day.”

READ ON FOR “A Dose of Hope!”

If you live in or around the Cincinnati area, please be aware that this doctor is recruiting new patients for a prospective cohort study which would include the implant of NEW WOMEN with Coloplast’s Restorelle Direct Fix for repair of POP. Here is the study: Restorelle® Mesh Versus Native Tissue Repair for Prolapse

Please share with any friends and/or family members who live in the area, and please take action, yourself, by calling or emailing the doctor to share with him why you think this study is dangerous, or whatever your personal thoughts may be. We may never know who we’ve helped with a single phone call or email.

Dr. Steven Kleeman practices at at Bethesda North Hospital,
Good Samaritan Hospital, and TriHealth Hospital, Evendale.

Good Samaritan Hospital

Contact: Vivian Ghodsi, RN, CCRC    513-463-4308    vivian_ghodsi@trihealth.com

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45220 

Principal Investigator: Steven Kleeman, MD, FACOG 


A Dose of Hope

I am extraordinarily grateful and humbled to have been accepted and awarded a scholarship to participate in an important patient advocacy workshop next week in Washington, D.C.!

Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D. and President of the National Center for Health Research AND the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund

Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D. and President of the National Center for Health Research AND the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund

Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., President of the National Center for Health Research and the Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund is the workshop’s organizer. Not only does Ms. Zuckerman have a lengthy and impressive career in advocating for patient health and safety; she is also very knowledgeable about mesh and has been speaking out about its risks more than a decade! In fact, she participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill with Dr. Shlomo Raz/UCLA a few years ago.

I am BEYOND GRATEFUL for the scholarship and for this opportunity to learn from, not only Diana, but also her colleagues and the other, 30-or-so, attendees.

The workshop is a two-day learning seminar, and I’m preparing this weekend so I come with a fresh mind, ready to listen and learn. If you have any questions you’d like me to bring up at the workshop, please email me at: themeshwarrior[at]gmail[dot]com or comment on this post with your question.

Helping, Hoping for Healing . . . 

Aaron/The Mesh Warrior

3 responses

  1. Reblogged this on The Mesh Warrior ℠ and commented:

    Hello Readers;
    Vivian Ghodsi, the contact for the FDA’s 522 study of Coloplast’s Restorelle vaginal mesh implant for repair of POP, on behalf of Dr. Kleeman, posted a comment today. I invite you to email her directly with any questions you have about the Coloplast Restorelle Study and her participation in it.

    HERE IS HER EMAIL ADDRESS: vivian_ghodsi@40trihealth.com AND THE PHONE NUMBER WHERE SHE CAN BE REACHED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS: 513-463-4308.

    Her comment, and my response to her comment are posted below.
    QUOTING MS. GHODSI:
    “You have mislead your readers about Dr. Steven Kleeman in your Doctor-A-Day profile. It is correct that he is participating in the Restorelle Direct Fix clinical trial, sponsored by Coloplast. However, your statements have suggested that he is implanting mesh for the repair or prolapse. This is false information. There are two arms to the clinical trial, the native tissue (control arm) and the mesh (treatment arm). Dr. Kleeman is participating only in the native tissue (control arm) of the study, which involves no implantation of mesh. Please do your research before you post misleading information about physicians.”

    MY RESPONSE:
    “Ms. Ghodsi – I did not mislead my readers, and I performed thorough and accurate research. Does Dr. Kleeman currently implant mesh for repair of SUI or POP in his practice? Has he ever implanted mesh for repair of SUI or POP in his practice? In my post, I provided direct links to the publically available information on the FDA’s website. The information you cite is not publically available. Rather than suggesting that the post is misleading, you could simply inform my readers of Dr. Kleeman’s specific participation in the study. You could also inform the FDA that you would like this information included in their citation of the study. You could inform your clientele, or you could inform your study participants that others involved in the study will be receiving mesh. In this way, you would provide the public with facts that are not available to us. You could provide all of the specific information about yours and Dr. Kleeman’s involvement in the study ON YOUR OWN WEBSITE, thereby ensuring accurate information. In my opinion, the above actions are all much more productive steps you could take upon yourself to keep consistent with transparency in healthcare. Sincerely, Aaron Horton”

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  2. You have mislead your readers about Dr. Steven Kleeman in your Doctor-A-Day profile. It is correct that he is participating in the Restorelle Direct Fix clinical trial, sponsored by Coloplast. However, your statements have suggested that he is implanting mesh for the repair or prolapse. This is false information. There are two arms to the clinical trial, the native tissue (control arm) and the mesh (treatment arm). Dr. Kleeman is participating only in the native tissue (control arm) of the study, which involves no implantation of mesh. Please do your research before you post misleading information about physicians.

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    • Ms. Ghodsi – I did not mislead my readers, and I performed thorough and accurate research. Does Dr. Kleeman currently implant mesh for repair of SUI or POP in his practice? Has he ever implanted mesh for repair of SUI or POP in his practice? In my post, I provided direct links to the publically available information on the FDA’s website. The information you cite is not publically available. Rather than suggesting that the post is misleading, you could simply inform my readers of Dr. Kleeman’s specific participation in the study. You could also inform the FDA that you would like this information included in their citation of the study. You could inform your clientele, or you could inform your study participants that others involved in the study will be receiving mesh. In this way, you would provide the public with facts that are not available to us. You could provide all of the specific information about yours and Dr. Kleeman’s involvement in the study ON YOUR OWN WEBSITE, thereby ensuring accurate information. In my opinion, the above actions are all much more productive steps you could take upon yourself to keep consistent with transparency in healthcare. Sincerely, Aaron Horton

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