In his Las Vegas clinic, Dr. Darin Swainston provides minimally invasive pelvic organ prolapse rehabilitation. Minimally invasive surgery helps patients to resume normal activities faster and reduces the chance of complications, rendering it a safer and more reliable choice for patients to explore. Schedule a consultation with Las Vegas pelvic prolapse specialist through mobile or use the online booking tool to find out more.
What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse happens whenever the pelvic organs shift from their usual position and press against the vaginal walls. This can arise once the pelvic floor muscles, which hold the pelvic organs in place, become strained or weakened. It can result in considerable pain and a sense of pressure.
The rectum, small bowel, uterus, and bladder are examples of pelvic organs, which can prolapse. A prolapse or related problem affects up to one-third of all women at some point in their lives. This can be heartbreaking and harmful to one’s sexuality.
What is the Cause of Prolapse?
Prolapse results from damage to the pelvic floor, which usually happens due to abdominal pressure. The most prevalent causes of pelvic organ prolapse include the following:
- Persistent cough
- A hysterectomy
- Straining and constipation
- Childbirth, labor, or pregnancy
- Treatments for pelvic organ cancer
Women who have insufficient connective tissue, which might be inherited, are more likely to get pelvic organ prolapse.
What Are the Common Signs and Symptoms of A Prolapsed Pelvic Organ?
The following are the most common indications and symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse:
- A sense of pressure or fullness in the pelvis
- Urinary incontinence
- Lower back discomfort
- Pain during penetrative sex
- Urinary urgency
- Vaginal bleeding or spotting
What Types of Prolapses Are Possible?
The organ, which has prolapsed, determines the kind of prolapse exhibited. To distinguish, the following terminology is used:
- Urethrocele: Prolapse of the urethra
- Uterine prolapse: uterine prolapse
- Enterocele: small bowel prolapse
- Vaginal vault prolapse: vaginal prolapse
- Rectocele: rectum prolapse
- Cystocele: Prolapse of the bladder
What is the Treatment for Prolapses?
Pelvic organ prolapses are treated surgically. Dr. Swainston employs robotic-assisted technologies to offer patients minimally invasive solutions. Some of the robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgical procedures designed to raise the apex of the vagina into the right place and facilitate both the vaginal structure and the pelvic organs include:
- Uterosacral ligament suspension
- Vaginal vault suspension
- Pelvic organ prolapse repair
How Effective is Surgery?
Surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse is massively effective, with 85 to100 percent of patients realizing the intended outcomes. Although few practitioners have the knowledge and equipment to offer robotic-assisted choices, these operations have a similar success rate. But they have a lower risk because of the minimally invasive character of laparoscopic treatments and the accuracy of robotic surgery.
Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG features expert OB/GYN specialists who specialize in robot-assisted gynecological operations. These professionals provide a comprehensive range of new approaches and sophisticated technology to protect and enhance excellent health throughout a woman’s life. To access safe and effective minimally-invasive pelvic prolapse surgery in Nevada, call the office of Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, today or request an appointment online.