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Pelvic floor repair

Specialist treatment to repair the pelvic floor

About

Pelvic floor repair aims to reinforce the pelvic floor (a cradle of muscles supporting the bladder, bowel and vagina) after they have weakened and slipped down (prolapsed). 

There are two approaches to the procedure: anterior, to repair the front wall of the vagina, or posterior to repair the back. 
 

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    The procedure happens under general anaesthetic, so you'll be asleep throughout. Cuts are then made to the front or back wall of the vagina (depending on which side has prolapsed), and the wall is strengthened using stitches. Repairing the front wall helps to reposition the bladder. Repairing the back wall helps to reposition the rectum. Sometimes, it's necessary to reposition the uterus if it has slipped down too far, and in some cases the uterus may be removed. The entire procedure takes between 30 to 90 minutes.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. They'll let you know what you need to do to prepare, including how long you may need to avoid eating or drinking beforehand. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    You will not be able to urinate straight after the procedure, so a catheter will be used to empty your bladder. This will be removed the next day. A vaginal pack will help to support the area and reduce bleeding - this will also be removed the next day. Most women are discharged 1-2 days after surgery. You may experience vaginal bleeding after the procedure, but this should become lighter within a fortnight. Paracetamol and ibuprofen should help relieve the pain. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine, including work or exercise.
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From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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