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Sacrocolpoplexy

What is Sacrocolpoplexy?

Sacrocolpoplexy is a type of prolapse repair surgery used for more complicated and severe pelvic organ prolapse. Abdominal sacrocolpoplexy involves making a cut across the abdomen, in order to fix the vagina and cervix to the bone at the back of the pelvis. This will then be supported by a mesh to help support the organs and hold the prolapse repair in place.

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Prolapse repair surgery may fix the prolapse, but it does not treat the underlying cause which is a weak pelvic floor, so it is important to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercise before and after surgery to help you to achieve the best possible surgical outcomes.

Journal of the American Medical Association Reports:

In May 2013 USA Today reported that Doctors found that abdominal sacrocolpopexy, often fails to relieve symptoms of prolapse, which can cause discomfort and difficulty voiding.

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine Ingrid Nygaard says 'In this surgery, doctors use tissue or synthetic mesh to attach the top of the vagina to a ligament in the lower back. They followed 215 women for about seven years.

  • 1 in 3 women said their symptoms returned or they prolapsed again.
  • 17% needed additional pelvic surgery within seven years
  • 1 in 10 women, had the mesh protruding through tissue, causing inflammation and bleeding,

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