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Vaginal vault prolapse repair surgery; robotic prolapse surgery
Patients undergo the procedure using general anesthesia (completely asleep.) Five small incisions are made in the lower abdomen for the camera, three robotic instrument arms and one for sutures and mesh materials. A small piece of mesh is used to anchor the cervix, vagina and bladder to the sacral bone and tissues are sewn over the mesh to form a barrier between the mesh and surrounding pelvic organs.
Very tiny incisions (less than ½ inch each) are made using a magnified 3-dimensional high-definition vision system and wristed instruments that bend and rotate to enable the surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.
Normally, a 23-hour hospitalization or less is required. In some cases, an overnight stay may be necessary.
Most women are fully recovered within a week; however, patients are asked to refrain from heavy lifting, pulling or pushing for six weeks after surgery. This gives time for internal stitches to heal.
This is a very successful procedure with 90 to 95 percent of women getting relief from their discomfort.
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Raleigh, NC 27610