Although a prolapse isn’t uncommon, it can take an inordinate amount of time for patients to obtain the correct diagnosis. Despite numerous women suffering from uterine prolapse, the path to treatment can be slow and, in some cases, ineffective.
Unfortunately, this delay can lead to a worsening of a patient’s symptoms. As well as dealing with pain and discomfort, women may find that they experience incontinence due to the increased pressure on their bladder. With the uterus unsupported, the additional pressure on the surrounding areas can result in both urge and stress incontinence.
Clearly, these symptoms can be very distressing for patients. Upon receiving a diagnosis, however, many are told that a hysterectomy is the only viable option. Whilst many are reluctant to commit to such invasive surgery, a significant number of women suffering from prolapse symptoms want to have children in the future. Due to this, a hysterectomy is not the right option for them.
Treating prolapse symptoms without a hysterectomy
A sacrohysteropexy is a form of prolapse surgery which is far less invasive than a traditional hysterectomy. In addition to this, it doesn’t prevent women from carrying a child, so is suitable for women who wish to conceive in the future.
Rather than removing the uterus, sacrohysteropexy surgery for prolapse problems simply supports the uterus and prevents it from placing undue pressure on the surrounding muscles and tissues. Although this form of prolapse surgery is not well-known, it is an extremely effective form of prolapse surgery.
Whether women are suffering from a prolapsed uterus after childbirth or are experiencing a prolapse due to naturally weak muscles, a sacrohysteropexy can provide a permanent solution to the problem. Having performed over 1000 procedures with a 100% success rate, Consultant Gynaecologist, Mr Jonathan Broome, is able to diagnose and treat uterine prolapses quickly and effectively.
As a sacrohysteropexy is a far less invasive procedure than a hysterectomy, patients generally find that they recover more quickly and are able to return to their normal routines within a matter of days. To find out if a sacrohysteropexy is the right treatment option for you, contact The Pelvic Clinic on 01204 772400.