Pelvic floor repair is a surgical intervention done to repair pelvic floor disorders. A pelvic floor is a group of muscles and tissues, which supports the womb, uterus, bowel, bladder, and rectum (last, straight portion of one’s intestine).
How does Pelvic floor repair help?
Pelvic floor repair is performed to restore the support of the rectum and bladder. The main goal of the Pelvic floor repair is to reduce the protruding bladder and rectum and to remove excess vaginal skin.
Steps to take before Pelvic floor repair
Before the surgery, our doctors at the hospital will ensure if the patient is in an optimum health to undergo the surgery, and will conduct a few tests such as blood tests, electrocardiography (ECG), a chest X-ray etc. The patient would be admitted a day before the surgery and shall not be allowed to eat or drink after midnight.
What happens during Pelvic floor repair?
Pelvic floor treatment can be surgical or non-surgical. Under the non-surgical treatment, the common procedure is routine squeezing of buttock muscles or pelvic organs. The surgical treatment is performed in OPD to repair the damage to the muscles and tissues. Depending upon the nature of the treatment, the surgery is done laparoscopically through the vagina or abdomen.
After Pelvic floor repair
The patient would be discharged 2 or 3 days after the surgery. The doctors may advise to avoid strenuous exerciseand use of tampons for up to 4 weeks.
What are the benefits of Pelvic floor repair?
The surgery is by far the most advanced procedure to restore vaginal anatomy and sexual function.
The advantages of the Pelvic floor repair are:
- Restores the pelvic floor area.
- Treats different symptoms/disorders of the pelvic area.
- Removes the extra skin of the pelvic floor.
What are the risks associated with Pelvic floor repair?
Like any other medical procedure, it also has some risks and limitations associated with it. Common risks associated with Pelvic floor repair include bleeding, infection, and injuries in the surrounding areas, blood clots in lungs or legs, slow bladder healing, and problems during sexual intercourse.
The doctor may restrict certain activities for a long time after the Pelvic floor repair.