About Robotic Sacrocolopexy
Sacrocolpopexy is a procedure performed to correct uterine or vaginal prolapse. More than 120,000 women in the United States have surgery for these conditions each year. Prolapsed organs occur because connective tissue or muscles are weak and can't maintain the natural position. These conditions become more likely with age, after childbirth and with significant weight gain. They can also lead to other health problems including urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
For a vaginal prolapse, the surgeon inserts a mesh to hold the vagina in the correct position. This procedure can also be performed in conjunction with a hysterectomy to correct uterine prolapse. With our minimally invasive techniques, you should experience reduced blood loss, fewer complications, a shorter hospital stay, a faster recovery and less scarring.
Sacrocolpopexy has traditionally been done as an open surgery, with a 6-inch to 12-inch incision across the lower abdomen. The robotic sacrocolpopexy typically only takes a few small incisions, which results in a quicker recovery, less blood loss and less pain.