Repairing Pelvic Floor Prolapse with Sacrocolpoplexy
Sacrocolpoplexy is a surgical procedure used to repair pelvic floor prolapse. Pelvic floor prolapse occurs when the uterus or bladder slips from the pelvic cavity into the vagina. It is often due to pelvic muscle weakness that develops after childbirth or following a prior surgery such as a hysterectomy.
Sacrocolpoplexy uses a mesh to correctly reposition (or lift) the vagina to the sacrum, a shield-shaped bony structure that is located at the base of the spine and is connected to the pelvis. While a traditional open surgery is highly effective, Franciscan Health offers da Vinci® Sacrocolpoplexy - a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive laparoscopic approach.
More about robotic sacrocolpoplexy
The da Vinci® Surgical System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. Robotic-assisted surgery is an effective and far less invasive alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. da Vinci® robotic surgery can help surgeons minimize the pain and risk associated with surgery while increasing the likelihood of a fast recovery and excellent clinical outcomes.