For many women, surgery may be the best treatment option to repair pelvic prolapse, including vaginal vault prolapse. Pelvic prolapse surgery is known as sacrocolpopexy. Surgical mesh is used 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 provide long-term support of the vagina.
Prolapse surgery has traditionally been performed as open surgery and required a long horizontal incision across the lower abdomen. Today prolapse surgery can also be performed as a minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery. The surgery is performed through a few tiny incisions, overcoming the need for a large incision. Inova's state-of-the-art da Vinci® surgical system provides your doctor with enhanced vision, dexterity, control and precision.
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.