A popular procedure done at our South Florida urology center is pelvic floor reconstruction surgery for women. This procedure can address a variety of issues that arise from an organ prolapse. Our Fort Lauderdale specialist Dr. Edward Gheiler has over two decades of experience in urological services and will provide you with treatments and solutions for any pelvic floor issues you may be experiencing.
A pelvic floor reconstruction procedure treats a pelvic organ prolapse in women. A pelvic organ prolapse is when one or more of the pelvic organs, the bladder, rectum, uterus, or vagina, drops out of its normal position in the body.
Normally, a pelvic organ falls out of position due to pelvic muscles weakening in the body. It is not always life-threatening; however, it can hinder the quality of life and normal activity. A pelvic organ prolapse can affect all bodily functions occurring in the pelvic area, such as bladder functions, bowel movements, and sexual functions. Pregnancy and other surgeries may increase the risk and change of pelvic organ prolapse.
Pelvic floor reconstruction consists of a variety of procedures and surgeries that are intended to reconstruct and strengthen the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, and nerves located in the pelvic region.
Symptoms can vary from patient to patient; however, they normally include urinary incontinence. Additionally, a bulge in the pelvic area may occur.
If you’ve experienced a vaginal prolapse, also known as a vaginal vault prolapse, our specialist may deem that a sacrocolpopexy, a surgical procedure that repairs the vaginal tissue and placement of the organ, is necessary. If the patient experiences a prolapse and she has already had a hysterectomy, then we may perform a sacrocolpopexy, a similar procedure for women who have had a hysterectomy procedure.
A posterior prolapse, or rectal prolapse, is when our specialists will tighten tissue around the vagina and rectum and remove excess tissue.
An anterior prolapse is a prolapse of the bladder. To treat this condition, we reposition the bladder in its correct position. After repositioning, we tighten the tissue surrounding the vagina and bladder. This decreases the chances of a future anterior prolapse and secures the bladder in its correct position.
Uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus drops through the vaginal wall. Treatment for this will depend on if the patient plans on having children in the future. If not, a common procedure is to schedule a hysterectomy or removal of the uterus.
If you are experiencing symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, we recommend consulting with a urologist. Our offices have decades of experience in treating pelvic organ prolapses through pelvic floor reconstruction.
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