Transvaginal mesh specialist Dr. Christopher Walker is known as one of the few surgeons who specialize in the removal of problematic transvaginal mesh – a highly specialized and difficult surgery. The number of women suffering complications from transvaginal mesh is on the rise, and Walker tailored his training and practice to provide cutting edge, compassionate treatment to these women.
"I have really been saddened by the volume of cases," Walker told Drugwatch. "It is really a high number of ladies who are unsuspecting of having mesh-related complications. And I will say this: it’s to the point where I am having patients flying in from Italy [and] the United Kingdom. It’s all international."
Walker received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies. Prior to moving to the United States, he practiced family medicine in Jamaica. After he moved to the states, he studied at the University of Texas and completed his OB/GYN residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He studied there under internationally renowned Urogynecologist Dr. Kermit Krantz.
Walker honed his skills as a laparoscopic surgeon and focused on complex gynecologic reconstructive surgery. Currently he specializes in evaluating and treating numerous pelvic floor disorders. At his office at UroGynSpecilaists of Florida, he has a team dedicated to serving women suffering from complications of transvaginal mesh implants.
Although he is an experienced surgeon, Walker is also an advocate for preventative care and provides many non-surgical options including muscle relaxing injections and pelvic floor therapy.
He consistently ranks among the top physicians in the country and received a number of awards for several years in a row because of his dedication to his patients, including:
Many of his research articles are published in medical journals, and he has won research awards. As a member of many professional organizations, he stays up to date on the latest developments in his field. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he is a member of several professional groups.