To help address pelvic organ prolapse, the urologists at the Urology Specialist Group in Hialeah and Miami Lakes, Florida, provide pelvic floor reconstruction for women in the greater Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas of South Florida. The procedures involved in pelvic floor reconstruction can be used to restore the structure and function of your pelvic floor, and in many cases can be performed using minimally invasive robotic surgery. To find out if pelvic floor reconstruction is the right solution for you, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
A pelvic organ prolapse is a women’s health condition that generally develops as a result of childbirth, menopause, or a hysterectomy. Once the muscles that support the pelvic organs — the vagina, uterus, cervix, bladder, urethra, and rectum — begin to weaken, the pelvic organs can drop, causing a prolapse. The prolapse results in pressure that can be felt in the pelvic area.
Pelvic organ prolapse can cause pain, discomfort, pressure in the vagina, and urinary and bowel dysfunction. When nonsurgical methods have proved ineffective, the best option for treating pelvic organ prolapse is pelvic floor reconstruction.
Pelvic floor reconstruction refers to a number of surgical techniques used to correct pelvic organ prolapse. Depending on the severity of the prolapse, parts or all of your pelvic floor may need to be reconstructed. The experienced urologists at the Urology Specialist Group specialize in sacrocolpopexy, a method of repairing the pelvic floor through the abdomen that’s performed using robotic surgery.
This minimally invasive procedure allows your doctor to repair your pelvic floor without causing major scarring or trauma. The procedure is performed by placing surgical mesh in the areas of your weakened pelvic floor to increase strength and support.
Pelvic floor reconstruction is performed under general anesthesia. In most cases, pelvic floor reconstruction is a rather minor procedure. Because the doctors at the Urology Specialist Group performs this procedure using robotic surgery, the surgery is minimally invasive.
Once the incisions are made, the surgical mesh is applied to increase pelvic strength and support. Aftercare involves pain medication, and you might experience abdominal swelling and gas pain. You may be sent home with a catheter, and if so you’ll need to monitor the bag to ensure it doesn't get too full.
It's important to avoid any heavy lifting, pulling, or strenuous activity for four to six weeks after the procedure to prevent causing any unnecessary strain on your pelvis. Your doctor may administer a device called an incentive spirometer to ensure proper breathing and prevent lung infection.
If you’d like to discuss pelvic floor reconstruction to address pelvic organ prolapse, call the Urology Specialist Group or schedule a consultation today using online booking.