Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

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Arizona Urology

Urology located in Goodyear, Glendale, Gilbert, and Phoenix, AZ

If you experience pelvic organ prolapse that requires a pelvic floor reconstruction, rest assured you’re in safe and experienced hands at Arizona Urology in Goodyear, Glendale, Gilbert, and Phoenix, Arizona. The highly qualified surgeons have extensive experience treating pelvic organ prolapse with innovative and advanced surgical procedures and technology, such as the daVinci® robotic-assisted surgical system. If you have questions about pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic floor reconstruction, call your nearest office today.

Pelvic Floor Reconstruction Q & A

What is a pelvic floor reconstruction?

Pelvic floor reconstruction refers to a group of surgical procedures used to treat pelvic organ prolapse in women. A pelvic floor reconstruction can restore the normal function and structure of the female pelvic organs.

Pelvic floor reconstruction is also known as prolapse surgery and Sacro colpopexy. During the procedure, your surgeon usually uses mesh to hold the affected pelvic organ in the correct natural position. The procedure isn’t the same as the transvaginal placement of mesh.

What is pelvic organ prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse involves weakened or damaged pelvic floor muscles, usually as a result of childbirth or other causes, such as heavy lifting, chronic disease, or previous surgery.

Your pelvic floor holds your pelvic structures in place and includes your ligaments, muscles, connective tissue, and nerves that support and control your bladder, vagina, rectum, and uterus.

When these damaged or weakened structures can no longer support the weight of your pelvic organs, one or more of your organs might drop or prolapse below their normal positions and press up against the walls of your vagina. 

This can cause discomfort, pain, and pressure in the vagina, urinary and bowel dysfunction, and other symptoms.

What does a pelvic floor reconstruction involve?

Surgery to correct these pelvic support problems can be performed in different ways, such as through the vagina or through the abdomen. Several procedures are available for pelvic organ prolapse, depending on the type of prolapse, such as bladder, uterine, or vaginal.

The Arizona Urology specialists also offer the daVinci® surgery, involving just a few small incisions instead of a large open incision, similar to a traditional laparoscopy. 

As a robotic-assisted advanced surgical system, daVinci has a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend and rotate further than the human hand for optimal dexterity, precision, and accuracy.

Typically, your surgeon uses the daVinci system to make four small keyhole incisions in your abdomen. Through these incisions, your surgeon inserts fine instruments to dissect and suture. 

Through one incision, your surgeon inserts a high-powered telescopic lens attached to a special camera device. Your surgeon internally re-suspends your vagina and pelvic organs with a combination of sutures and a supportive mesh or a fascial graft. 

If necessary, a vaginal hysterectomy, a bladder suspension, or a rectocele repair can be performed at the same time via a vaginal incision. Offering a host of benefits, daVinci surgery is known for shorter hospital stays, smaller incisions, minimal scarring, and better results.

Pelvic organ prolapse necessitates exceptional and personalized care. Call Arizona Urology today.