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A prolapse occurs when surrounding organs or structures push into your vaginal canal, often causing urinary problems, bowel symptoms, and sexual dysfunction, among other issues. If you’re struggling with a prolapse, Patrick Nosti, MD, FACOG, at Urogynecology of Kansas City, offers innovative treatment solutions. Find out more by booking a prolapse evaluation today.
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Ideal Candidates for Prolapse Surgery
Healthy women experiencing a vaginal prolapse are ideal candidates for prolapse surgery. Prolapse surgery is appropriate for women who have a moderate to severe prolapse; women with stage II, III, and IV prolapse are recommended to undergo prolapse surgery. Women who want to correct their prolapse and the issues that come with it are excellent candidates for prolapse surgery.
Women with a pelvic prolapse who have not gotten ideal results from non-surgical therapies like pelvic floor exercises and pessaries should consider having prolapse surgery. Candidates should be willing to commit to a full recovery process for safe and optimal results.
Prolapse surgery is not recommended to patients who have mild prolapse conditions (stage 0 and I). Women who are pregnant or planning to have children should not undergo prolapse surgery. Patients who have a severe illness, infection, or a pre-existing medical condition that could increase the risk of complications are not ideal candidates.
Your Prolapse Surgery Consultation
During your consultation, you will disclose your experience dealing with the symptoms of prolapse to Dr. Nosti. The two of you will discuss your medical records, including past treatments and medications, especially those related to the condition.
Dr. Nosti will conduct a comprehensive physical examination to determine the extent of your prolapse. He will then recommend the appropriate treatment option.
If your condition requires surgery, Dr. Nosti will create a treatment plan to correct your prolapse. He will provide you with instructions to prepare for the prolapse surgery. You can ask any questions you may have during the consultation, and Dr. Nosti will be happy to address any concerns.
Our conservative management treatments are non-surgical in nature. They are the first options considered for minor to moderate prolapse conditions. Our patients can choose among these non-surgical treatments:
We recommend surgical management treatments to patients who are not achieving effective results from conservative treatments. We recommend either of these two prolapse surgical procedures depending on the condition of the patient:
What to Expect During Surgery
Prolapse surgery can last between 30 minutes and four hours depending on the type of surgery and the details of the surgical plan. General anesthesia will be administered to prepare the patient for surgery. The chosen surgery will then be performed, and the patient will stay in the facility until their condition is stable, at which point they will be released.
Prolapse Surgery Recovery
The recovery period after prolapse surgery will depend on the type of surgery performed. Regardless of the type, the patient will have to undergo several weeks of recovery and healing. The patient may experience pain, cramping, or pressure in the pelvic area for a few weeks.
During the recovery period, physical activities like sexual intercourse will be prohibited. Running, aerobics, weightlifting, and other high-intensity exercises must be avoided. The patient will be given prescriptions and recovery instructions to aid in the healing process.
Follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor recovery and evaluate the results of prolapse surgery.
Prolapse Surgery Cost
The treatment plan for the prolapse surgery will determine the cost of the procedure. The type of prolapse surgery that is performed will impact the overall price of the surgery. You must contact your insurance provider to find out if they will cover the cost of your prolapse procedure.
Schedule an Appointment
You can learn more about prolapse surgery in Kansas City when you visit Urogynecology of Kansas City. Contact us today for your consultation.