Urogynecologic and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive pelvic surgery is corrective surgery of the pelvic organs to repair abnormalities caused by uterine prolapse, urinary incontinence, endometriosis or prior surgeries in the pelvic region. These procedures repair the abnormalities without removing the organs.
SERVICES AND PROCEDURES
UROGYNECOLOGIC & PELVIC RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
Reconstructive surgery may be performed on any of the organs in the pelvis including:
- Fallopian tubes
PELVIC RECONSTRUCTION PROCEDURES
There are a variety of ways to treat the pelvic region surgically, which is dependent on the cause of the patients condition.
Some of the most common reconstruction techniques include:
- Pain in the pelvic area
- Prolapse of the pelvic organs
- Urinary incontinence
- Discomfort when having sexual intercourse
- Difficulty with bowel control
A sacrocolpopexy is used to repair any prolapse or drop of a pelvic floor organ, such as the vagina, uterus or bladder. The prolapse is corrected by using mesh to support the area in its anatomical position. Traditional sacrocolpopexy requires a large horizontal incision in the lower abdomen in order to reach these organs.
Robotic-assisted surgery is performed with the da Vinci® Surgical System, a device that guides surgeons through complex procedures with ease and safety. The sacrocolpopexy procedure is performed through a few tiny incisions using inserted wristed surgical instruments. Your surgeon controls these instruments with a device, while looking through a lens in the console which provides a three-dimensional, magnified view of the area. The robotic instruments mimic the movements of the surgeons hands and will not move unless the surgeon is looking through the lens.