For many women, surgery may be the best treatment option to repair pelvic prolapse, including vaginal vault prolapse. Your doctor will perform a physical exam to determine the best way to completely repair the prolapse.
Pelvic prolapse surgery, known as sacrocolpopexy, utilizes surgical mesh to hold the affected pelvic organ(s) in the correct position. This procedure can also be performed after a hysterectomy to treat uterine prolapse and provides long-term support of the vagina.
Prolapse surgery has traditionally been performed as open surgery and requires a long incision across the lower abdomen. Prolapse surgery can also be performed minimally invasively with robotic-assisted surgery.
Inova's state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical system allows your doctor to perform robotic surgery through a few tiny incisions, assisted by the enhanced vision, dexterity, control and precision afforded by the da Vinci system.
Benefits of robotic-assisted surgery over open surgery include:
- Less blood loss
- Minimal need for blood transfusions
- Shorter hospital stay
- Much shorter operation than traditional laparoscopy
- Small incisions for minimal scarring
Talk with your surgeon about whether robotic-assisted surgery is an option for you. Or call 1-855-My-Inova (1-855-694-6682) for a referral to one of our da Vinci robotic surgical specialists.