Pelvic Prolapse Surgery
Vaginal prolapse occurs when a portion of the vaginal canal protrudes from the opening of the vagina, usually as a result of the pelvic floor collapsing after childbirth. Our physicians can utilize a surgical mesh for treatment of vaginal prolapse.
Pelvic prolaspe surgery can be performed vaginally or laparscopically with the use of robot assistance. The surgical mesh is a medical device that is generally used to repair weakened or damaged tissue. Made from porous absorbable or non-absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material, it is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall and repair pelvic organ prolapse or to support the urethra to treat urinary incontinence.
There have been some recent reports of complications resulting from using a surgical mesh for treatment. Our practice is fully aware of the concerns involved and we encourage you to read the FDA’s most recent report on the matter here.
Generally, this procedure is performed to enhance one’s quality of life and certainly does not have to be done. As in all elective surgery, we encourage you to be aware of all risks and benefits of repairs utilizing mesh before making your decision.