Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

Surgery of Tomorrow -  - Gynecologic Surgery

Surgery of Tomorrow

Gynecologic Surgery & OB/GYNs located in Midwood, Brooklyn, NY

Pelvic reconstructive surgery can resolve many pelvic floor disorders, such as prolapse and urinary incontinence. The highly trained team at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, provides this restorative surgery to improve the quality of life of any woman suffering from the problems caused by compromised pelvic floor tissue. Call the office or book a consultation online to learn how pelvic reconstructive surgery can help you.

Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What is pelvic reconstructive surgery?

If you’re a woman with pelvic organ prolapse or another pelvic floor disorder, your doctor at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, may recommend pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. The surgery involves repairing and restructuring weakened underlying pelvic floor tissue.

Who needs pelvic reconstructive surgery?

Pelvic reconstructive surgery is a solution for pelvic organ prolapse. This condition occurs when the muscles and tissues that support the pelvic organs, such as the uterus and bladder, become weak or loose. As a result, the pelvic organs drop into the vagina and sometimes even press outward.

Women may also need pelvic reconstructive surgery following vaginal birth in which the head of the baby stretches and tears the tissue of the vagina. You can experience this damage after one birth or after several births. The tissue tears and deforms permanently, causing issues such as:

  • Constipation
  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Complications with sensation and enjoyment during intercourse

Noninvasive treatments such as Kegel exercises cannot correct this type of tissue damage.

Not every woman experiences this trauma during a vaginal birth. The degree depends on the duration of labor, the size and position of the baby during birth, and the elasticity of your vaginal tissue.

Your doctor may also recommend pelvic reconstructive surgery in cases of fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, urgency urinary incontinence, and some vaginal fistulas.

What happens during pelvic reconstructive surgery?

The specific pelvic reconstructive surgery you have at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC, is known as colporrhaphy. Colporrhaphy corrects two types of pelvic organ prolapse:

Cystocele repair (anterior repair)

This procedure tightens the front wall of the vagina to repair bulging or sinking of the vaginal wall. During a cystocele repair, your surgeon moves the bladder into its intended location and sews it into place. This procedure uses a regional (spine) or general anesthetic. Patients usually make a rapid recovery.

Rectocele repair (posterior repair)

The posterior procedure repairs the stretched or torn wall between the rectum and vagina. Your surgeon pulls together the tissue between the rectum and vagina to eliminate a vaginal bulge. They perform the surgery vaginally with sutures that dissolve. You undergo general or regional (spine) anesthesia and can anticipate a quick return to normal activities.

If you suffered trauma to your pelvic floor tissue or have lost elasticity due to aging or a genetic condition, contact the team at Surgery of Tomorrow, LLC. Call the office or book online to learn more about pelvic reconstructive surgery.