da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy: Surgery for Uterine or Vaginal Vault Prolapse
The Condition: more than 120,000 cases of uterine and vaginal vault prolapse are surgically treated each year in the United States. Prolapse (or falling) of any pelvic floor organ (vagina, uterus, bladder or rectum) occurs when the connective tissues or muscles within the body cavity are weak and unable to hold the pelvis in its natural orientation. The weakening of connective tissues accelerates with age, after childbirth, with weight gain, and during strenuous physical labor. Women experiencing pelvic organ prolapse typically have problems with urinary incontinence, vaginal ulceration, sexual dysfunction, and/or having a bowel movement. At Coyle Institute, Dr. Michael Coyle has developed the treatment of this unfortunate condition to become one of his primary areas of focus, working with the women in his care to relieve them of the painful effects and help them regain a happy, healthy life.