Over time, the effects of childbirth, straining, genetics and other health issues contribute to the development of bulges in the pelvic floor, called prolapse. Nearly half of all women between the ages of 50-79 have some form of prolapse.
There are different treatment options, but for many women, surgery may be the best option to repair uterine prolapse. As with many other gynecologic surgeries, prolapse surgery has traditionally been performed as open surgery leading to painful incisions and lengthy recovery times.
If you doctor recommends surgery to treat uterine prolapse, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy. Using state-of-the-art technology, da Vinci Surgery requires only a few tiny incisions, so you can get back to your life faster.
The da Vinci System enables your doctor to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control using a state-of-the-art robotic surgical platform with 3D high-definition vision and miniaturized instruments designed to take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.
For most patients, this can mean several potential benefits over traditional open surgery, such as:
- Shorter hospital stay
- Less blood loss
- Much shorter operation
- Small incisions for minimal scarring
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Am I a candidate for da Vinci surgery?
If you are a candidate for prolapse surgery, ask your doctor about the da Vinci Surgical System. For a consultation with a University of Missouri Health Care da Vinci Surgery specialist, call the Women's Health Center at (573) 817-3165.