Pelvic floor surgery

Pelvic floor surgery

Many women suffer genital prolapse, that is, the fall or descent of one or more of the organs of the pelvic floor, such as the uterus, bladder or rectum. This causes several discomforts, such as urinary incontinence, pain in sexual intercourse, discomfort when urinating or defecating, pain in the lower back, abdomen, etc. In several of these cases it will be necessary to perform a pelvic floor surgery.

The main affected by these types of problems are women who have had children and are more frequent after menopause.

Years ago, problems such as urinary incontinence or feeling pain or discomfort during sex were taboo subjects and many women resigned themselves to endure them as they could. At present, pelvic floor surgery, very effective thanks to technological advances, can solve these problems with a minimally invasive intervention. A simple operation can surprisingly improve the quality of life for women.

Do you suffer from Urinary Incontinence?

We must make the female population aware that incontinence, even mild, has a solution, and it does not have to be normal. Genital prolapse can be one of the causes of incontinence, and has a surgical solution through minimally invasive techniques, placing a small mesh inside the vagina and below the bladder and urethra, definitively correcting the problem of loss involuntary urination.

What is pelvic floor surgery?

The most common surgery is through the vagina, although in some cases, such as in uterine prolapse (drop of the uterus), laparoscopic surgery is used, a minimally invasive surgery that is performed abdominally. A tiny incision is made and the surgeon can see the organs inside the abdomen and pelvis thanks to a tiny camera.

Both interventions consist in fixing the organs that have descended with a synthetic mesh (polypropylene), correcting, in this way, the problems derived from prolapse, such as urinary or anal incontinence, pain in sexual relationships, etc.

With the increase in life expectancy, this type of surgery is becoming more frequent. In fact, 30% of the surgical activity performed in Gynecology and Obstetrics is linked to urinary incontinence and prolapses of pelvic organs. It is estimated that 15% of women will require pelvic floor surgery throughout their life.

An intervention of this type requires a minimum hospitalization time of about 24-48 hours, and after a week the patient can lead a normal life.