Duke Gynecology offers the latest treatment for pelvic floor prolapse -- the da Vinci Surgical System is a state-of-the-art robotic technology designed to help your surgeon perform a more precise, minimally invasive procedure.
Prolapse (or falling) of any pelvic floor organ (vagina, uterus, bladder, rectum) occurs when the connective tissues within the body cavity are weak and unable to hold the structure in its natural orientation.
The weakening of connective tissues accelerates with age, after child birth, with weight gain and strenuous physical labor. Women experiencing this condition typically have problems with urinary incontinence, vaginal ulceration, sexual dysfunction, or having a bowel movement.
A sacrocolpopexy is a procedure that uses a mesh to hold the vagina in the correct anatomical position. This procedure can also be done in conjunction with a hysterectomy to repair a uterine prolapse condition.
Sacrocolpopexy has traditionally been performed with one of two approaches: open surgery or conventional laparoscopy.
For most women, da Vinci sacrocolpopexy offers numerous potential benefits over a traditional open surgery approach:
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