PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE-TREATMENT

Sacrocolpopexy is a procedure to surgically correct vaginal vault prolapse, using a mesh to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. This procedure can also be performed after a hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse by providing long-term support of the vagina.

Sacrocolpopexy has traditionally been performed as an open surgery. A horizontal incision 15 to 30 cm long is made in the lower abdomen in order to manually access the inter-abdominal organs, including the uterus.

If your doctor recommends sacrocolpopexy, you may be a candidate for a surgical procedure called da Vinci® Sacrocolpopexy. This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your surgeon perform a minimally invasive surgery through small incisions.

For most women, da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy offers numerous potential benefits over a traditional open approach:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal activities