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Sacrocolpopexy

Sacrocolpopexy is corrective surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, commonly seen after childbirth, menopause, or even after a hysterectomy. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles and supporting connective tissue. It causes a bulge in the vagina and is associated with significant discomfort, including loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) and bowel control.

 

For this procedure, Drs. Kimble will attach the vagina or cervix to the bony sacrum (tail bone) thereby creating the normal support to the entire pelvic floor. This creates the tension needed to elevate the vagina to its original placement and alleviate pressure on other organs within the pelvic region.

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The entire procedure is usually done robotically, which allows it to be minimally invasive, resulting in less pain and a faster recovery.

 

In many cases, the surgeon may have to remove the uterus, so consult with your surgeon about your options in that regard. Compliance is highly beneficial to the recovery process, so adherence to your doctor’s instructions is highly recommended.