Prolapse repair

If you have a symptomatic prolapse, it is likely that your surgeon will recommend a prolapse repair. This surgery is designed to repair your prolapse, restore normal anatomy with the aim of improving your symptoms.

Depending on the nature of your prolapse, you will either have an anterior or posterior vaginal wall prolapse. If there is also a prolapse of the uterus, then a vaginal hysterectomy can be performed at the same time.
The surgery is performed completely by the vaginal route. It takes about 30-60 minutes to perform and is done under general anaesthetic. You will wake up with a vaginal pack and a catheter in your bladder. The catheter will be removed the following day.

It is anticipated that you will stay in hospital for 1-2 nights before being discharged. You will be off work for at least 6 weeks.

Mr Webster will see you in his follow up clinic 6 weeks after surgery.
Any operation carries a risk of bleeding, infection and thrombosis. Special precautions will be taken to try to prevent these.

Specific complications relating to this surgery are injury to bowel, bladder, big blood vessels and the tube linking the kidney to the bladder called the ureter. The risk of complications is in the order of 1-2 in 100.

You are in good hands....