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Pelvic Prolapse Surgery

Information about Pelvic Prolapse:

Typically, pelvic prolapse worsens over time and can only be fully corrected with surgery.  The procedure is called Sacrocolpopexy.  It is considered the most effective way to correct pelvic prolapse and resolve symptoms.  During the procedure, surgical mesh is used to hold the vagina in its correct position.  The mesh remains in place permanently.  Sacrocolpopexy may also be performed following a hysterectomy to treat prolapse and provide long-term support of the vagina.  

Sacrocolpopexy:

Sacrocolpopexy has traditionally been performed using open surgery.  A long, horizontal incision is made in the lower abdomen to manually access the pelvic organs, including uterus and bladder.  While the success rate of open Sacrocolpopexy is high, recovery time can be long.  

Laparoscopy Sacrocolpopexy is a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery.  This approach is considered to be technically challenging due to the extensive suturing and dissection required, alone with the limitation of traditional laparoscopic technology.  

Springfield Urology is also performing Sacrocolpopexy with the da Vinci Surgical System.   This state-of-the-art system requires just a few tiny incisions.  The enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control of da-Vinci allow your doctor to perform a durable Sacrocolpopexy even for women with complex cases.  The da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy offers women many potential benefits over traditional open surgery including:

  • Less blood loss

  • Shorter hospital stays

  • Low rate of complications

  • Small incision for minimal scarring

  • Shorter operation

  • Less blood loss

  • Short duration with catheter

**Information provided by the da Vinci System Company.  Please visit www.daVinciSurgery.com for more information. 

 

 

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