If pelvic floor exercises aren’t enough to relieve symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, you may be a candidate for pelvic reconstructive surgery. At Park Avenue Urogynecology, Soo Kwon, MD, specializes in minimally invasive, robotic surgical techniques to repair prolapsed organs and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Surgery can relieve your symptoms and ensure the long-term function of your bladder and other pelvic organs. To find out if pelvic reconstructive surgery is right for you, call the Upper East Side office in Manhattan, New York, today or book an appointment online.
Pelvic reconstructive surgery involves techniques to restore the position of the pelvic organs and rebuild the pelvic floor.
This type of surgery is common in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. This condition can cause sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and persistent pelvic pain.
Dr. Kwon can determine if you’re a candidate for reconstructive surgery after a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of your pelvic floor. Depending on your symptoms and the severity of your condition, she may recommend reconstructive surgeries like:
Fixation, or suspension, surgery uses your own tissues to treat uterine or vaginal prolapse. Dr. Kwon performs this procedure through your vagina and attaches the prolapsed part to nearby muscles or ligaments with stitches.
Colporrhaphy treats prolapse that affects the front wall or back wall of your vagina. Through the vagina, Dr. Kwon places stitches along the wall to strengthen your vagina, so it holds your bladder and rectum in place.
Sacrocolpopexy is a laparoscopic technique to treat vaginal prolapse through a small incision in your abdomen. During this surgery, Dr. Kwon attaches surgical mesh to the front and back walls of your vagina that extends to your tailbone to lift your vagina back into position.
Sacrohysteropexy is a procedure to treat uterine prolapse in women who aren’t ready for a hysterectomy. During this procedure, Dr. Kwon attaches surgical mesh between your cervix and your sacrum to lift your uterus back into place.
Park Avenue Urogynecology offers advanced robotic surgery technologies to complete your surgery with a high level of precision and without damaging surrounding tissue.
Everyone recovers from pelvic reconstructive surgery at their own pace. Dr. Kwon can discuss what to expect during your initial consultation.
Your recovery time after surgery depends on the type of surgery you have. In general, you can expect to need several weeks off from work and other physical activities to ensure you recover properly.
In the initial weeks of your recovery, you should avoid strenuous exercise and lifting to prevent complications. Dr. Kwon can also discuss how long you should refrain from sex until you heal from surgery.
To find out if you’re a candidate for pelvic reconstructive surgery, call Park Avenue Urogynecology today or book an appointment online.