Symptomatic prolapse can be treated by a vaginal pessary, which is a non-surgical treatment option. A pessary is a rubber device inserted into the vagina that supports the pelvic floor. The most common treatment option for pelvic organ prolapse is surgery.
For mild to moderate prolapse, surgery is often performed vaginally with traditional gynecologic techniques using sutures and a patient’s own tissue to correct the problem. Another surgical treatment option is placement of trans-vaginal synthetic mesh. The mesh is used to create a new pelvic floor to support the prolapsed organs.
For moderate to severe prolapse, physicians perform a sacrocolpopexy. Sacrocolpopexy is considered the most effective treatment option for prolapse, and has been deemed the ‘gold standard’ of care. Sacropolpopexy has been traditionally performed as an open surgery with a four-inch incision. While the success rate is high, the recovery time can be long.
Another approach, laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy, offers a minimally invasive alternative to open surgery. However, this treatment option is generally considered to be technically challenging due to the extensive suturing and dissection required and the limitations of laparoscopic technology.
The preferred treatment option of Women's Surgery & Aesthetics Center is robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy. Robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy. Robotic-assisted surgery offers many benefits to women who are candidates, including:
- Less pain during intercourse
- Less mesh complications
- Restores more natural vagina anatomy
- Significantly less post operative pain
- Less blood loss
- Shorter hospital stay
- Shorter recovery