I always thought if someone was shown a pelvic mesh surgery before they agreed to undergo the procedure, that they might think twice. It looks innocent enough, but slicing a vagina is quite gruesome.
Here is a video from UCLA where Dr. S. Raz practiced. He has retired. He was adamantly against mesh placement because he had seen complications ten years after the surgery. But apparently at least some at UCLA are continuing the procedure since this one is from April 2019.
Suburethral Sling Dr. Elena Rodriguez, surgery UCLA, April 2019, www.drelenarodriguez, 310-325-9400