Surgical Prolapse Treatments

Cystocele Repair (Bladder Lift)

Repair of a cystocele or “dropped bladder” is a procedure that involves repairing the support structures between the bladder and the vagina, placing the bladder upwards to restore its normal position. The procedure is carried out vaginally without abdominal incisions.

Sacral Colpopexy

Using straps of graft material, this procedure involves attaching the top of the vagina to a strong ligament in the backbone. It can be performed robotically or laparoscopically.

Colpocleisis

This procedure involves complete or partial closure of the vagina to correct a protruding vaginal bulge. It is reserved for patients who choose not to maintain sexual function.

Rectocele Repair

Repair of a rectocele or “bulging rectum” involves repairing the support structures between the rectum and the vagina, placing the rectum downwards to restore its correct position. The procedure is carried out vaginally with no abdominal incisions.

Sacrospinous Ligament Suspension

This procedure concerns attaching the top of the vaginal to the sacrospinous ligaments using sutures. This is done vaginally.

Hysterectomy

The procedure is provided to patients who have uterine prolapse or any other gynecologic disorder where removal of the uterus is needed.

A hysterectomy can be performed vaginally (i.e. without any abdominal incisions), open (i.e. with an abdominal incision), or robotic/laparoscopic (i.e. with small abdominal incisions) depending on each case. Usually, a hysterectomy can be performed vaginally or robotically/laparoscopically.

Vaginal Vault Prolapse and Enterocele Repair

Often these defects happen together high in the vagina so that surgery can be performed through the abdomen or vagina. Treatment options are sacral colpopexy and uterosacral vaginal vault suspension.

Uterosacral Vaginal Vault Suspension

This procedure involves attaching the top of the vaginal to the ligaments that join the sacral (back) bone. This procedure may be performed laparoscopically, vaginally, or robotically.

AZ Urogynecology and Pelvic Health Center

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