Reconstructive pelvic surgery is corrective surgery for when the bladder, cervix, urethra and rectum is sagging or bulging through the pelvic floor. This surgery can restore normal pelvic floor anatomy and give you the best possible chance at maintaining your quality of life. While non-surgical options such as vaginal pessaries are always considered before reconstructive pelvic surgery, in many cases surgery offers the best outcomes for patients suffering from problems with their pelvic floor.
The choices and types of surgery that patients may consider with their surgeons will depend on:
When considering these surgeries with your physician at Women’s OB/GYN Medical Group, your physician will engage you in a detailed discussion about all of these issues to determine if surgery is the right choice for you.
You may be eligible for a minimally invasive, where small incisions are made in the abdomen, and may be performed laparoscopically. Other procedures may be performed through a vaginal incision or abdominal cavity. Your surgeon will walk you through your procedure in great detail to prepare your for your surgery. For best results, your surgeon may prescribe dietary changes and/or pelvic floor muscle exercises (Kegel exercises) in conjunction with your surgery.