Having surgery of any size can be a worrying thing and it is understandable that you will feel anxious or nervous before coming in for your treatment. Though it is important to remind yourself that, here at The Pelvic Clinic, we believe that prolapse repair surgery is the best option for the majority of people who suffer from a prolapse. It is also important to familiarise yourself with the process and be reassured by knowing what is involved.
Going in for surgical treatment is never an easy thing, but there are simple ways to prepare yourself mentally for what lies ahead. We’ll list some of the best ones here in today’s blog post.
1. Knowing what your treatment will involve can help to allay a great number of misguided fears surrounding your surgery. Find out all the information you need about the particular kind of operation that is going to be performed. By reading about the surgery yourself, you can be reassured that surgeons are experienced, such as Mr Jonathan Broome, who has performed over 1,000 procedures to return pelvic organs to their correct position.
2. Discuss your worries with a professional or family and friends. Often the biggest worries about surgery come from overthinking the situation and can be solved by having a conversation with a healthcare professional or someone close to you. Talking through what is making you anxious will almost certainly result in the issue seeming much lesser than it was. The prolapse surgery is straightforward and safe and it always helps to have a support network to remind you of that.
3. Think ahead to the life that this surgery will give you. Because it is performed laparoscopically, without any large incisions in your abdomen, prolapse repair surgery is a very quick and easy procedure, and usually requires only one night in hospital. It won’t be long until you are out and about again, and once you have recovered you can enjoy the benefits and peace of mind that follow.
And remember, don’t hesitate to contact us if you want more information on the prolapse repair surgery or answers to any other questions you might have.