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