Reconstructive pelvic surgery
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:
- Individual anatomy
- Overall health and Lifestyle
- Prior surgeries
- The physician’s surgical expertise and specialty training
- Current medical condition
When considering these surgeries with your physician at NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center, 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.
Pelvic reconstructive procedures include:
- Cystocele repair (fallen bladder)
- Rectocele repair (fallen rectum)
- Uterine prolapse repair
- Vaginal hysterectomy
- Vaginal prolapse repair
Learn more by making an appointment with your NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center provider.
NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center
500 Doyle Park, Suite 103
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
- Shazah Khawaja, MD, practice director, obstetrician & gynecologist
- Erin MacDonald, MD, obstetrician & gynecologist
- Cecelia Rondou, CNM, midwife
- Suzanne Saunders, CNM, midwife
- Kirsten Eckert, CNM, WHNP, midwife