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Prolapse is the “falling” of any pelvic floor organ. It occurs when the connective tissue or muscles are too weak to hold the organ in place. This is a very common problem for women as they age, particularly after childbirth. Uterine prolapse (when the uterus “falls”) always involves some degree of vaginal vault prolapse.
Minimally Invasive Means Better Health for You
Sacrocolpopexy is a surgery that uses a mesh to hold the vagina in its proper anatomical position. In the past, this surgery required an “open” procedure; however, robotic-assisted surgery now offers another option that is less invasive. Robotic-assisted surgery only requires several small incisions in the abdomen. Because the surgery is minimally invasive, you can benefit from the following:
Robotic-assisted surgery gives the surgeon a better view of the anatomy, which is especially helpful with the delicate structures of the pelvis. The surgeon rests his or her hands on the robot's controls and is in control of the robot's movements at all times. The console controls the small instruments that have been inserted through the incisions in the abdomen. Your surgeon and surgical assistant are at your side at all times.
Attend a Free Seminar
Sharp offers free in-person and physician-led seminars about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery throughout San Diego. Attend a seminar at the hospital where you'd prefer to have your surgery: Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. To register, go to gynecologic surgery seminar.
How to Choose a da Vinci Surgeon at Sharp
Sharp HealthCare offers da Vinci® robotic surgery at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, located in South County, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, located in East County, and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, located in central San Diego.
To learn more about Sharp's robotic surgery services or to find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego OBGYN or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.
For More Information
To learn more, attend a robotic gynecologic surgery seminar, or read the frequently asked questions about robotic gynecology surgery.