If you’ve suffered from a prolapse, the thought of undergoing prolapse repair surgery can be almost as troubling as the problem itself. Because many people are embarrassed by prolapses, it is often hard to talk about them or discuss the process of having them repaired with others. Understandably, this can cause you to worry about the procedure. Here at The Pelvic Clinic, we are experts in prolapse repair operations and we’d like to take the time to assuage some of the most pressing concerns that you may have.
1. Hysterectomies and sacrohysteropexy operations
Many people are understandably alarmed by the thought of having to undergo a hysterectomy and it is often the case that when they contact us, they have already been told by their well meaning GP or a local consultant that a hysterectomy is their only option. Luckily, there is a simpler option that doesn’t have such a lasting impact on your body. If you dislike the idea of a hysterectomy, you may opt to have a sacrohysteropexy instead. This type of surgery simply repositions the uterus and holds it in place with a mesh inserted via keyhole surgery. In other words, your prolapse can be repaired without anything being removed from your body. Being performed via keyhole surgery also means that it is a cleaner operation with less risk of infection. Also, it is worth knowing that Mr Broome has not performed a hysterectomy to repair prolapse for over 10 years now. He helped pioneer the sacrohysteropexy and many happy ladies later, the operation is proving very successful in keeping everything in the right position, long term.
2. Follow-up care and further operations
You may be concerned that you will have to undergo follow-up operations or repeated hospital visits following your prolapse repair surgery. However, this isn’t the case at all; in almost all cases, there is no need for further operations after a prolapse has been repaired via Sacrohysteropexy (unless there is a secondary problem but this often can be repaired at the same time). Of course, following a prolapse repair procedure, you will come back to see Mr Broome at 6 weeks to check that your recovery process is progressing well.
3. Long and painful recoveries
You might be afraid that you will have to endure a long, painful recovery process after your surgery. In reality, however, you will be able to resume many normal activities within a couple of weeks of your surgery. You may experience some discomfort while recovering from the surgery, but if you follow Mr Broome’s guidelines, you should not have to endure any pain.
Here at The Pelvic Clinic, we want you to feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you have any concerns, please contact us so that we can set your mind at rest.