Vaginal Vault Prolapses – Dr Suhasini
Advanced Gynae Surgeries for Women
Certain gynaecological conditions can make day-to-day life miserable for many women. These specialised procedures give them much-needed relief.
Every year, thousands of women in India are diagnosed with serious gynaecological conditions. Of these, some may seek timely treatment while many may not be aware of the dangers of these problems.
Dr Sireesha Reddy, Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Motherhood Hospital, Hebbal talks about some of the complex conditions and their advanced gynaecological surgery solutions which are being conducted at the hospital on a regular basis.
Vaginal Vault Prolapses
A pelvic prolapse is a condition wherein one of the organs in the pelvic region starts coming down abnormally, causing a lot of discomfort. This could happen because of age-related causes including wear and tear of tissues over time, pregnancy and childbirth or due to congenital factors. When the tissues supporting the top part of the vagina become weak, resulting in that part of the vagina to sag or drop down into the vaginal canal, it is called vaginal vault prolapse. Sometimes, the sagging part of the vaginal wall may even be visible through the vaginal opening. Some women, who have undergone hysterectomy, may experience this condition because of the pelvic support tissues becoming weakened over the years.
- Discomfort and pressure in the pelvic region
- Back pain
- Difficulty in urinating/passing motion
- Urinary incontinenceTreatment
Apart from being a birthing centre, Motherhood Hospital is well-equipped and has an envious line-up of medical experts to carry out advanced surgical procedures for complicated gynaecological conditions. This includes minimally-invasive procedures to correct prolapse.
“Advanced surgery to repair a vaginal vault prolapse will prevent the sagging and give relief from the symptoms, helping an affected woman lead a normal life without discomfort. We had a 65-year-old woman who came to us with symptoms of pressure and difficulty in passing urine. She had undergone a hysterectomy about 20 years ago. Investigations revealed that she was suffering from a vaginal vault prolapse. We performed a laparoscopic sacrocolposuspension procedure, which gave her much-needed relief from her symptoms,” said Dr Sireesha Reddy.
In this minimally-invasive procedure, the surgeon makes tiny incisions on the lower abdomen and the top part of the vagina is connected to the tail bone through a graft. As in all laparoscopic procedures, scarring and blood loss is minimal and the patient makes a quick recovery.