Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
Pelvic floor reconstruction is a term used to describe a group of procedures performed to correct pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor become weakened, primarily due to childbirth. In some cases, pelvic floor prolapse may also be due to repetitive heaving lifting, disease or surgery.
What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
The pelvic floor, made up of muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves, keeps the structures of the pelvis in place. The structures of the pelvis include the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum.
When the muscles become damaged or weakened, one or more of the organs may prolapse or drop from their normal positions, ultimately pressing themselves against the wall of the vagina. Primary symptoms include:
- Pressure in the vagina
- Urinary or bowel dysfunction
Depending on the severity of the prolapse, treatment may be non-invasive. However, should those methods of treatment fail, pelvic floor reconstruction surgery may be necessary and will vary based on the type of prolapse (bladder, rectal, uterine, vaginal).
At New Jersey Urology (NJU), we offer urology specialists who are highly trained and skilled in pelvic floor reconstruction, as well as other urogynecologic conditions and treatments.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our urogynecology specialists, contact NJU today.