If you are one of the 14 million women in the US who have been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, also known as vaginal prolapse, you may be experiencing significant pain, the uncomfortable sensation of bulging in the vagina, difficulty walking or standing and perhaps, pain during sexual intercourse. As with other urologic conditions, you may also have difficulty emptying your bowels or bladder. Vaginal Prolapse occurs when the bladder or rectum protrude into the vaginal wall like a hernia. Bladder prolapse is sometimes referred to as cystocele. rectal prolapse is referred to rectocele. Finally, in the most serious cases, the entire uterus and cervix may protrude from the vagina, a condition commonly known as total pelvic prolapse. NJCPC&U offers several minimally invasive, reconstructive surgeries to restore your pelvic health:
- Prolapse Repair System – NJCPC&U use three revolutionary prolapse repair systems from AMS that take graft augmented vaginal surgery to a new level by standardizing minimally invasive approaches to restore function.
- Apogee™ is a vaginal vault suspension procedure. When combined with IntePro or InteXen, apical and posterior wall repair can be performed.
- Perigee™ is a surgical solution for bladder prolapse (cystocele) that is performed vaginally using InteXen or IntePro.
- Elevate™ is a total transvaginal approach to prolapse repair requiring just a single incision. Prolapse repair systems return prolapsed organs to a more normal anatomical position and support structures around the vagina.
- Sacral Colpopexy – A surgical procedure for severe and total prolapse that attaches one end of mesh to top of the vagina and other end to the upper part of the tailbone or lower part of the spine. This procedure can be performed with our without a hysterectomy.
- Straight-In™ from AMS is a repair system designed to treat vaginal vault prolapse in an open, laparoscopic, or robotic procedure.
To ascertain which of these minimally invasive procedures may provide relief for your specific condition, please make an appointment for a consultation with NJCPC&U. We welcome your inquiry and look forward to answering all of your questions.