Surgery

Are you a Candidate?

Making a decision to have surgery can be difficult. There are several different surgical techniques which are effective for pelvic organ disorders. The choices offered to women depend on many variable including anatomy, overall health, prior surgeries and current medical conditions. The desire to retain sexual function is also an important consideration. Deciding whether or not to have surgery for prolapse is an individual decision, as every woman's situation is different. There is no single operation that is right for every patient. We can discuss the options and decide together based on your individual needs.

What you should know:

Be sure to engage in a detailed discussion with us that includes an evaluation of your overall health, lifestyle and activity goals (including sexual function) along with the risks of each procedure. This discussion will help you to determine the best procedure for you.

Do your research. Inquire about the various procedures available, rationale for the different approaches as well as outcomes.

Expectations of recovery, know what physical restrictions you may have in addition to directions to facilitate a comfortable recovery.

Dr. Mendelovici uses advanced techniques and materials such as synthetic meshes and biologic grafts to minimize the chance of recurrence after surgery.

  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery is a specialized area of gynecology that involves surgical treatment for restoring normal female anatomy and function. This includes evaluation and treatment of a cystocele, rectocele, utero vaginal prolapse and vaginal prolapse after hysterectomy. If your condition permits, urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse can be repaired through the vagina with small skin incisions. In some cases, abdominal surgery may be recommended.

  • State of the art management is offered at Connecticut Urogynecology for urinary and anal incontinence, constipationand pelvic organ prolapse. Non-surgical approaches are offered as well vaginal and abdominal surgical correction.

  • Minimally invasive surgery for urge incontinence: Sacral Nerve Stimulation. This technique electrically stimulates the sacral nerves that influence the behavior of the bladder, urinary sphincter, and pelvic floor. It is an outpatient procedure, performed in two stages and is highly effective, safe and well tolerated.

  • Endoscopic surgery - Visualization of the bladder or other pelvic organs with a scope which can be connected to a monitor for doctor and patient viewing.



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