You are a warrior. You endured menses, with cramps cramping your style through all the high school fads. After you bear your children powering through the most excruciating pain, sometimes up to days at a time; you provide for them, nurture them, raise them, until you reach menopause. Just when you think the fun is over as you’re over the hill, your friend tells a funny joke and it’s so funny you literally pee yourself. Only, it’s not so funny anymore and you realize that when you cough, sneeze, laugh, you are having increasing leakage issues. Thanks to advancements in surgical technology, fixing symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are less invasive than ever–with effective results.
First, let’s break down the words. Laparoscopic, or laparoscope is a thin, lighted tube put through an incision in the belly to look at the abdominal organs or the female pelvic organs. Sacr/o is the medical term relating to the sacrum, or the triangular bone situated between two hipbones of the pelvis. A colpopexy is a surgical technique to join the vaginal canal through a suture to the abdominal wall.
Using soft mesh materials sutured to the vaginal wall and attached to the sacrum, the vagina is re-positioned back over the top of the pelvic floor muscles and prevented from sliding out by the newly formed meshwork.
If you are having problems with pelvic organ prolapse you should seek an appointment with our providers to be evaluated. Other symptoms may include feeling a presence in your vaginal canal with movement or certain positions.