Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery

Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery services offered in Bluffdale, UT

Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery

Pelvic reconstruction surgery is more common than you might believe and helps women regain and maintain normal vaginal and urinary function. At South Valley Women’s Health Care, Bluffdale, Utah, residents have access to a team of practitioners with extensive experience in gynecologic surgery. Book a consultation online or by phone today to learn more about these procedures and the recovery process. 

Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery Q & A

What kinds of issues can pelvic reconstruction surgery address?

Pelvic reconstruction surgery is an umbrella term that encompasses several surgical techniques used to restore a woman’s pelvic organs. Some procedures are relatively simple, while other pelvic floor reconstruction procedures involve complex surgical alterations. 

Some of the issues that pelvic floor reconstruction can address include:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Painful sex
  • Difficulty during bowel movements
  • Weakened pelvic floor muscles during menopause
  • Damage done during cancer treatment

Any woman can develop one or more of these conditions. Research shows, however, that women who are overweight or obese have a greater risk level.

How is pelvic reconstruction surgery performed?

The team at South Valley Women’s Health Care brings a wealth of experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques. This approach is preferred whenever possible and offers easier recovery and a lower risk of bleeding and tissue alteration during procedures. 

Pelvic floor reconstruction procedures begin with the administration of anesthesia. Local anesthesia numbs the treatment area but allows you to remain awake throughout, while general anesthesia creates a sense of deep relaxation akin to sleep. 

The exact steps of your procedure depend on the specific alterations being made. In some cases, it’s necessary to rebuild or repair organs like your bladder or vagina. Some procedures focus on rebuilding pelvic floor muscles to provide additional support to your pelvic organs. 

Procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse focus on returning organs to their proper position and bolstering the tissues that connect and support that positioning. 

No matter the approach taken, your specialist explains what to expect before your procedure begins. 

How can I ease my recovery process after pelvic reconstruction surgery?

You’ll receive detailed postprocedure care instructions before your surgery. Adhering to these instructions is the best way to ease your recovery process. If you’re given prescription medications, be sure to take them as prescribed. 

It may be helpful to ask a friend or loved one to help out in the days following your procedure. Having someone there to handle any heavy lifting or pick up medications or other supplies gives you the chance to rest and recover. 

Minimally invasive procedures often require just a couple of weeks for recovery. Open surgery can take 4-6 weeks to fully recover. 

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