A Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Solution For Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when an organ in the pelvis, or the top portion of the vagina known as the vaginal vault, drops and protrudes through the vagina. This condition may cause embarrassing urinary incontinence, vaginal ulceration, sexual dysfunction and problems with bowel movements.

If you have this condition, you may be a candidate for a new minimally invasive robotic surgery called da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy. Performed by Urogynecologist Dr. Brent Parnell, the procedure uses mesh to hold the vaginal vault in the correct anatomical position.

Benefits of robotic Sacrocolpopexy
Sacrocolpopexy has traditionally been performed as an open surgery, requiring a 10-12 inch horizontal incision in the lower abdomen. But the robotic technology lets specially trained surgeons perform the procedure through a series of small incisions. Medical Center at Augusta University's medical staff includes a board certified urogynecologist who has performed more of these surgeries than any other physician in the Augusta area. 

The robotic procedure offers numerous benefits over traditional open surgery:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal activities

DVSC incision

Don't let vaginal vault prolapse impact your lifestyle. Schedule an online appointment now or call (706) 721-2273 (CARE) or 800-736-CARE (2273) to speak to a member of our CARE team.