What is sacrocolpopexy?
Sacrocolpopexy is a surgical technique used to lift the apex (roof) of the vagina to the sacral bone, in order to repair significant vaginal/pelvic organ prolapse (POP). It is typically done with the assistance of a robot to aid in the minimally invasive nature of the surgery.
What are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse?
The most common symptoms associated with POP are:
- A full or heavy feeling in the pelvic region
- Difficulty urinating or having a bowel movement
- A painful or aching feeling in the pelvis or lower abdomen
- Painful intercourse
What can I expect from the procedure?
The specific approach to the treatment will depend on the type and degree of pelvic organ prolapse and the severity of your symptoms. With this technique only a few small abdominal incisions are needed and recovery and pain is minimal. With the help of robotic equipment, your surgeon will make these incisions to insert a camera to get a better view of the treated area. Using this video of the pelvic floor, your surgeon will work to correct the prolapse and rebuild the vaginal wall. Patients will be restricted from strenuous activity, exercise and sexual intercourse for several weeks.
Treatment in Torrance, California
If you feel that you may be suffering from pelvic organ prolapse, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Shelby Morrisroe. Dr. Morrisroe is the only female urologist in the South Bay area and she can perform sacrocolpopexy. To get started, please call our office or fill out our online scheduling form to schedule a free consultation.
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*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.