Urogynecologists located in Madison, MS & Flowood, MS
When women from in and around Jackson, Mississippi suffer from pelvic prolapse, the physicians at Southeast Urogyn offer innovative and minimally invasive treatments including outpatient laparoscopic sacralcolpopexy.
Outpatient Laparoscopic Sacralcolpopexy Q & A
What Is Laparoscopic Sacralcolpopexy?
Laparoscopic sacralcopopexy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat vaginal prolapse. A mesh graft is attached to the inside of the body to provide additional support to the pelvic organs during this procedure. In some cases, a sacralcolpopexy is performed in conjunction with a hysterectomy.
What Happens During the Procedure?
A laparoscopic sacralcolpopexy is performed with specially designed surgical instruments including a laparoscope, which is a long slender tube with a light and camera mounted on the end. The surgeon makes 4 small incisions in the patient’s abdomen and inserts the instruments through those incisions to perform the procedure inside the patient’s body. The doctor attaches a medical grade mesh to the top of the vagina and a strong ligament overlying the sacrum to provide additional support to the pelvic organs. The laparoscope sends a live video feed to a monitor in the surgical room that allows the doctor to see inside the patient’s body without having to open the patient’s abdomen, like in traditional incisional surgery. Laparoscopic procedures are safer and much less painful for patients, so recovery times are decreased and the risk of infection and scarring is lessened. Our doctors have performed thousands of these procedures and the average time of this operation in the hands of Southeast Urogyn doctors is less than 1 hour.
What Should I Expect After Surgery?
After surgery, you will spend time resting and recovering from anesthesia and under observation. Once you have fully alert and are able to empty your bladder you will be released to rest at home. There is usually very little pain associated with this surgery so you can resume your normal activities quickly. It is recommended to take at least a week off of work to allow your body time to rest and recover. You will be able to shower as normal and can eat and drink normally. If you use a narcotic pain medication, you should use a stool softener also as these medications are very constipating. You should avoid strenuous exercise and any heavy activities or significant straining until you have a follow-up appointment with the doctor. You will be given a booklet that explains the recovery process and do’s and do not’s in more detail but generally, the recovery is minimal with little pain. The biggest complaint is difficulty getting your normal energy level back and this is common with any type of surgery.
Southeast Urogyn provides expert care, and wants every patient to be able to afford the checkups they need. If you have any questions about the insurance we accept, please call or office to see how we can best help you.
Words from our patients
"Southeast Urogyn is the BEST facility in Mississippi to go for any of your needs regarding menopause and Urogynecology."
"I met with Dr. Harris for the first time in August of 2015, and was immediately impressed. Please don't hesitate to make an appointment. You'll be glad you did."
"I felt no embarrassment from the initial physician's exam, the urodynamics testing by the nurse or the surgery. I could not have asked for a better doctor and staff."
"Dr. Harris explained everything in detail. He was very patient and kind. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends."
"I received a recommendation from a trusted source, and she was right on. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Harris to all my female friends."
"Dr. Harris is extremely professional and friendly. He has given my life back to me and I will always recommend him to others."
"Top notch doctor and staff. I was tremendously satisfied with my bladder sling surgery and results. Dr. Harris is compassionate and treats you with dignity."
"I had trouble with incontinence. My internal medicine dr. referred me to Dr. Speights. I had surgery 6 weeks ago and the results are amazing."
"I highly recommend him. He is very personable, confident, and a caring physician. Besides being a great physician, he is a wonderful person."
"Dr. Speights repaired several issues that I had been troubled with for some time. I can now return to my normal daily activities without any problems."
"I felt very comfortable talking with Dr. Speights about the issues that I was having. He explained everything to me and was open for any questions that I might have."
"Dr. Speights was very helpful and kind. He explained my diagnosis and surgery to me and my husband in detail and answered all of our questions."