Women today have so many choices in healthcare, providers, and procedures but by far the best option in hysterectomy today is one that preserves the cervix and prevents vaginal vault prolapse
Oakland County, Michigan (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
Vaginal Vault Prolapse is an unfortunate but common consequence of hysterectomy when the cervix is taken with the uterus at the time of surgery. Vaginal Vault Prolapse can result in difficulties primarily with sexual function and discomfort since the upper, unsupported, portion of the vagina collapses into the vaginal canal. In severe cases, the entire vaginal canal can emerge outside of the body through the vaginal opening. Fortunately, Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control offers options in minimally-invasive procedures that can prevent and correct vaginal vault prolapse that restores a woman’s normal sexual function and comfort.
According to Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, MD, FACOG, “One of the best ways to prevent Vaginal Vault Prolapse is to perform a supra-cervical hysterectomy with sacral colpopexy versus a conventional hysterectomy in which the cervix is taken with the uterus at the time of surgery. With the cervix remaining, it can then be anchored to the sacrum preventing the prolapse”. In the event the female patient has already had a hysterectomy, has no cervix, and has vaginal vault prolapse, the vaginal cuff, at the top or terminal end of the vaginal canal, can be reinforced and surgically attached to the sacral bone, creating extension of the vaginal canal and support at the top, preventing future prolapse.
A final option for women who are not sexually active and who plan on remaining that way is 'colpocleisis'. Colpocleisis can treat uterine or vaginal vault prolapse. In patients with uterine prolapse it is known as LeFort Colpocleisis and is called a total colpocleisis in women who have had previous hysterectomy. The procedure prevents further prolapse by closing down the vaginal canal. This procedure is ideal for older female patients who requires a surgical procedure yet has many co-morbidities that may prevent surgical clearance for other, more involved, procedures.
Vaginal Vault Prolapse can be easily treated with minimally-invasive procedures. There are options in vaginal vault prolapse repair whether or not the patient has a uterus. Supra-cervical hysterectomy with sacral colpopexy has emerged as the best way to ultimately prevent vaginal vault prolapse after hysterectomy.
At Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control, the minimally-invasive supra-cervical hysterectomy combined with the sacral colpopexy is the premier procedure offered to women today who need hysterectomy, because it prevents vaginal vault prolapse in the future. “Women today have so many choices in healthcare, providers, and procedures but by far the best option in hysterectomy today is one that preserves the cervix and prevents vaginal vault prolapse.”, stated Zaidan. The well-trained, practiced, compassionate practitioners of Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control are on staff at McLaren Oakland and Crittenton Hospital, both in Oakland County, Michigan.
Founded by Dr. Jonathan Zaidan, Women’s Excellence is the most comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic office in Michigan specializing in minimally invasive surgical procedures, treatment of female urinary incontinence and other female urological conditions, as well as minimally invasive vaginal and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) conditions. The knowledgeable, well trained, compassionate physicians and healthcare providers of Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control are now accepting new patients. Call for an appointment today or visit http://www.centerofbladdercontrol.com.