What is involved with an anterior colporrhaphy?
Anterior colporrhaphy is performed through the vagina by making an incision in the anterior wall of the vagina in order to identify the weaknesses in the fibromuscular layer. When those weaknesses are identified, sutures are placed to strengthen the fibromuscular layer of the vagina that supports the bladder.
How long does colporrhaphy surgery take?
The surgical procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to perform. If performed by itself, it is an outpatient procedure and does not require an overnight stay. However, it is often performed with other types of prolapse surgeries to address all the areas of prolapse.
What is a colporrhaphy posterior?
Rectocele repair (posterior colporrhaphy) removes your bowel hernia from the vagina. This procedure can help ease chronic discomfort and difficulty having bowel movements. Advantages of vaginal reconstructive procedures include: Small vaginal incision, no abdominal incision.
Is colporrhaphy painful?
Short-term complications associated with a posterior colporrhaphy or site-specific posterior repair include pain, constipation, and temporary urinary retention.
Is colporrhaphy major surgery?
Colporrhaphy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that repairs and strengthens the vaginal wall after a pelvic organ prolapse (POP). A pelvic organ prolapse occurs when one of the organs in the pelvic floor region slips out of its normal location in the body.
Does colporrhaphy tighten the vagina?
Vaginoplasty (also known as posterior colporrhaphy) is a procedure designed to tighten the vagina. An alternative is noninvasive vaginal tightening through heating tissues with radiofrequency waves or laser.
How is colporrhaphy performed?
During a colporrhaphy, a speculum is inserted into the vagina to hold it open, while an incision is made to separate the skin of the fascia from the lesion, which is folded over and sutured in place. Several different approaches to correct the vaginal defect may be taken while performing a colporrhaphy.
How is colporrhaphy done?
During the colporrhaphy operation, an incision is made near the entrance of the vagina, extending inward toward the top of the vaginal canal. This incision gives the surgeon access to repair and restructure the weakened underlying pelvic floor tissue that caused the prolapse.
What causes colporrhaphy?
Reasons for a Colporrhaphy A rectocele occurs when the wall between the rectum and the vagina weakens, causing the rectum to push into the vagina.