Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery to restore its function

Written by: Dr. Luis Gómez Pérez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Reconstructive Surgery pelvic floor has the main objective to replace anatomy, repair organs, structures and function of the pelvic floor. It can be altered by processes such as pelvic organ prolapse, urethral stricture or urinary incontinence, among other. Any intervention must be individualized and tailored to the patient.

Reconstructive surgery of the pelvic floor and treatable diseases

Reconstructive pelvic floor surgery aims to restore the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor altered by processes such as:- Prolapse (hernia or output) of the pelvic organs, alone or in combination: bladder, uterus, intestine, rectum- Stenosis or retraction of the urethra- External genital lesions- Incontinence- Reconstructions bladder intestine genitourinary cancers- fistulas- Neurogenic bladder augmentation in bladders (neurological patients)- Artificial sphincters- Withdrawal of meshes in chronic pain after surgery ...

It is one of the most unknown and complex surgery, although some parts, such as prolapse surgery, are more extended areas.In any case, you must know what is wrong, how can be arranged and how it can be improved.The management of pelvic floor reconstruction feeds from other specialties such as plastic surgery, gynecology, general surgery and pediatric surgery, and is constantly evolving.


Patients can undergo reconstructive pelvic floor surgery

As a condition linked to the quality of life and function of the pelvic organs, all processes depend on an individualized assessment tailored to each patient by the expert in Urology. Thus, both the approach of surgery, type of surgery, use or mesh, to discourage the surgical treatment should be studied. In any case age should be a factor limiting itself to contraindicate any treatment.


Reconstructive surgery after surgery in the pelvic floor

Each surgery is different and each patient so is. In general, the relative rest (do not make efforts or lifting or maintaining relationships) is recommended after surgery to prevent failures or problems in recovery. But in general, is not a painful or disabling postoperative when the approach is vaginal.


Results obtained with pelvic floor reconstructive surgery

Each problem and each patient are different. In the area of ​​reconstructive surgery it is very important to clearly state the problem, the solution, the possible complications of treatment and know how to solve, not to create false expectations.In the case of the most common problems, such as incontinence and prolapse, and other less frequent as stenosis female urethra, our results of own ten-year series, both in function and quality of life and sexuality they are excellent .


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Luis Gómez Pérez

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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