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What are my Surgical Options for Uterine Prolapse?

Say goodbye to the discomfort.

If you’re one of the more than 13 million women suffering from the uncomfortable symptoms associated with uterine prolapse, you have options! At Darin Swainston, MD. FACOG in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Swainston and our entire care team are proud to offer the best in minimally-invasive robotic-assisted surgery to remedy uterine prolapse.

 

Minimally-invasive robotic-assisted surgeries offer a success rate close to 100% with fewer risks than traditional surgical solutions. Dr. Swainston’s expertise and experience help ensure you’ll be back to your old self in no time.

 

Read on to learn more about your surgical options for uterine prolapse!

Robot-assisted abdominal sacrocolpopexy 

Sacrocolpopexy is a type of surgery in which a surgical mesh is attached from your tailbone to the vagina. Sometimes the uterus and cervix are removed during the procedure, depending on your symptoms and condition. 

 

Robot-assisted abdominal sacrocolpopexy provides the same benefits of a traditional sacrocolpopexy, but is a minimally-invasive procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Swainston uses a monitor with highly-detailed images and a robotic arm designed to manipulate special surgical instruments. 

 

The benefits of robot-assisted sacrocolpopexy include:

 

Uterosacral ligament suspension

Uterosacral ligament suspension is a type of surgery that restores support to your uterus by surgically attaching the ligaments that hold the cervix, or neck of the uterus, to the bottom of your spine. The result? Your body’s normal support function is restored.

 

While this surgery can be performed abdominally, Dr. Swainston strives to provide minimally-invasive options to patients who can benefit from a uterosacral ligament suspension. This procedure can also be combined with a hysterectomy if preferred or recommended. 

Robotic-assisted hysterectomy 

A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure used to remove your uterus. With robotic-assisted hysterectomy, Dr. Swainston uses a computer that’s stationed in the operating room to control the specially-designed surgical instruments and is better able to navigate the small spaces of the pelvic area.

 

The high-quality imaging also provides a better view of the surgery compared to the conventional laparoscopic alternative. Benefits include:

 

Which surgical option is right for me?

To help determine the right surgery for you, Dr. Swainston evaluates your symptoms, physical health, and medical history. Using this information, he creates a treatment plan customized for you. He then recommends the right surgery for your unique conditions. 

 

Which surgery he recommends is based on which will work best for your situation. Generally, all robotic-assisted procedures can help remedy the position of the vagina and provide additional support to the uterus and vaginal structure. 


If you’re ready to learn more about your surgical options for uterine prolapse, contact our Las Vegas office to schedule a consultation today!

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