Female Pelvic Surgery

Pelvic Floor Repair is a procedure that describes surgical repairs of the pelvic floor as the most common surgery for prolapse.

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What to Expect

When the vagina muscles and ligaments end up being weakened due to hormonal change, trauma, childbirth and prior surgeries )hysterectomy) the body organs (including your bladder, digestive tract or uterus) in the surrounding area may push forward or prolapse.

On top of that your vagina wall surfaces may deteriorate causing your vaginal canal to fall ahead toward the opening of your vaginal canal (called genital vault prolapse).

A genital prolapse is really typical in females who have had a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). The uterus supports the top of your vagina and once removed so is its support. Various other reasons consist of childbirth and hormone changes in menopause.

If your vaginal prolapse does not respond to conventional therapy, the next course of treatment might be pelvic floor surgery.

What happens through the pelvic floor surgical procedure?

Pelvic floor surgical treatment is usually performed under basic anaesthetic. In many cases it can be performed as laparoscopic or a robotic surgical procedure. The surgical procedure used will certainly be determined on the extent of your prolapse.

During the surgery incisions will be made inside your vagina and then reinforced with stitches. Repairs may be made to both the back and front vaginal wall surfaces. Extra supporting stitches may be required at the top of your vagina or into your cervix. In many cases surgical mesh might be used. The incisions will be closed-up with dissolvable staples.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When Should I Have Pelvic Floor Surgery

For many women the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are mild. Surgery is recommended when the prolapse affects your daily life. If the prolapse is causing you pain, if you are having urinary and fecal incontinence or sexual disfunction, then surgery is a treatment course to consider.

How long is recovery from pelvic floor surgery?

Post operative healing takes around 3 months. During this time, tasks that can put pressure on the repair area such as. lifting, straining, vigorous exercise, coughing and constipation. Depending on your career, you may be able to return to work after six weeks on light or restricted duties. This can be discussed with Dr. Tugbiyele during your follow up visit.

How painful is prolapse surgery?

Laparoscopic and robotic surgery are minimally invasive, resulting in less pain, less bleeding, and a faster recovery over surgical procedures that require incisions through the abdominal wall. Most patients will require pain medication for their first one to two weeks after surgery.

What Is 'Robotic' Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgical techniques allow surgeons to operate through small incisions or existing body openings, rather than making large incisions that accompany traditional open surgery. When surgeons perform conventional laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures, their vision, range of motion and access to desired areas of the body are at times limited because of the techniques used. Robotic surgery can alleviate those roadblocks to a much larger degree.

What are the benefits of robotic surgery?

There are a number of benefits to robotic surgery, including, but not limited to…

  • A reduction pain and trauma to the body
  • Reduced blood loss resulting in a lower chance a transfusion will be needed
  • Less postoperative pain and discomfort resulting in faster recovery
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stays so you go home sooner
  • Accelerated recovery and return to work
  • Less scarring and improved cosmetics
  • Robotic surgery is more precise
What happens if prolapse is left untreated?

Left untreated a pelvic prolapse may remain unchanged or get worse in which case the symptoms will also get worse. In very rare cases, you may experience urinary retention (inability to pass urine) which can lead to kidney infection and damage.

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