Vaginal surgical mesh: Health Canada's role

On this page

What we do

Health Canada regulates all medical devices for sale in Canada. All makes and models of surgical mesh sold in Canada must have a medical device licence issued by Health Canada.

After a medical device such as surgical mesh is licensed, we monitor it for its safety, effectiveness and quality. As part of our post-market oversight activities, we:

We follow up on reports related to medical device problems and take appropriate action as required. This can range from requesting a label change, to controlling distribution, to recalling the device, to suspending the manufacturer's licence.

What we don't do

Health Canada is not authorized to:

Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: