Uterine prolapse is a common occurrence among women who have given childbirth. Essentially the support system of the uterus (i.e. uterosacral ligaments) breaks and the uterus falls. Patients will often suffer from pressure, vaginal discomfort, vaginal pain, lower back pain, pain with intercourse or the feeling her partner is hitting something during intercourse.
“Hystero” – means uterus and “pexy” means to support. Though conventional medicine recommends a hysterectomy when the uterus prolapses, Dr. Miklos & Moore often preserve it by performing a uterine suspension procedure known as a hysteropexy. Hysteropexy can be performed using mesh or with the patient’s native tissue i.e. uterosacral ligaments. Using mesh to support the uterus is a form of a sacrocolpopexy and has the highest cure rate of all uterine suspension surgeries. However, Dr. Miklos & Moore will respect the patient’s decision as to the type of hysteropexy she would prefer.
This procedure if performed alone takes Drs. Miklos & Moore less than 30 minutes. This is truly a minimally invasive procedure saving your uterus and minimizing the trauma, pain and morbidity of surgery.