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What is a Sacrocolpopexy?

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Many people assume that because Dr. Pedram Ilbeigi is a urology expert, they think he strictly works with male patients. However, he has a wide and varied history of working with female patients who require surgical treatments such as the sacrocolpopexy.

The sacrocolpopexy is the surgical procedure that is designed to treat women who are suffering from Vaginal Vault Prolapse or Uterine Prolapse. These conditions often are the result of a hysterectomy. Women in Rancho Mirage and throughout the Inland Empire who are in need of this surgery should understand the importance of working with an expert in the industry.

What is a Sacrocolpopexy?

This is a surgical procedure that is designed to provide support to the vaginal vault. Essentially, the vault is reattached to the periosteum after a hysterectomy is performed. In many cases, the structure of the vaginal vault is compromised during the hysterectomy, and the sacrocolpopexy is required in order to achieve the best results.

When the walls of the vagina and uterus begin to collapse, other organs in the body can be in jeopardy. This procedure helps to preserve the vagina while also protecting the rest of the body’s internal organs.

This surgery can be done through either conventional methods or utilizing minimally-invasive techniques. The conventional approach requires the surgeon to make an incision in the abdominal area and approach the vagina from that vantage point. Using the latest technology available, Dr. Ilbeigi is also able to complete the sacrocolpopexy using the da Vinci® Surgical System.

This is a robotic surgical assistant that allows a surgeon to complete traditionally complex and conventional procedures using minimally-invasive techniques. Dr. Ilbeigi is in control of this system the entire time, he is simply able to utilize these tools in order to have better precision and achieve more favorable results for the patient.

A mesh is attached to the vagina in order to complete this procedure and provide the patient with the support that she needs on the pelvic floor. The mesh will run from the top of the vagina, underneath the bladder and extend to the other portion of the vagina.

It appears to be the shape of the letter Y. The lower portion of the mesh is then attached to a ligament which is located on the sacrum. This mesh helps to hold the pelvis in its natural, desired position and provides the vaginal walls with the support that is needed. This mesh can help assist weak muscles and can essentially reverse the effects of prolapse.

Each individual patient will have different factors to consider when it comes to creating a treatment plan for Vaginal Vault Prolapse or Uterine Prolapse. Dr. Ilbeigi will help you decide whether a conventional surgical approach is best for your current situation, or if you might benefit from the use of the da Vinci® Surgical System.

To find out more information about the sacrocolpopexy procedure and to learn more about Vaginal Vault Prolapse, set up a free consultation appointment with Dr. Ilbeigi today.

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