Pelvic floor reconstructive surgery

Specialty of Surgery

What is pelvic floor reconstructive surgery?

Reconstructive surgery of the pelvic floor is a surgical intervention oriented to the repositioning of the internal organs of the female genital tract.

Reconstructive surgery of the pelvic floor can be performed in different ways: via vaginal, abdominal, laparoscopic or by combining the previous ones

Why is it done?

The objective of pelvic floor reconstructive surgery is to position the pelvic structures in order to correct urinary and / or faecal incontinence, pelvic pathologies and pelvic symptoms, as well as to protect sexual function.

What does it consist of?

Pelvic floor reconstruction surgery is performed to hold the internal organs of the female pelvis: uterus, bladder and rectum. This procedure is performed with a polypropylene mesh, so that genital problems are corrected. It can be performed in different ways: vaginal, abdominal, laparoscopic (minimally invasive) or by combining the previous ones. The most usual way to do it is through the vaginal route.

Preparation for pelvic floor reconstructive surgery

The best option for the patient before facing pelvic floor surgery is to undergo a vaginal physiotherapy treatment, in order to strengthen the musculature of the area for the intervention.

Care after the intervention

Being a minimally invasive surgery, recovery is faster and better with less time in the operating room. Patients can return to their daily life a week after having undergone the operation.

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