Vaginal repair surgery

Pelvic organ prolapse repair

Vaginal repair surgery aims to restore and strengthen the walls of your vagina following pelvic organ prolapse

What is  pelvic prolapse?

The wall of your vagina acts as a support structure that holds your pelvic organs, such as your womb, bowel and bladder in place.

If the muscles and ligaments supporting your pelvic organs weaken, one or more of your pelvic organs can slip down or bulge into your vagina.

Pelvic surgery can help to correct this.

Need to know

  • What happens during surgery? icon plus

    This operation may be carried out under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic which will block pain in the area. The type of operation you have depends on whether you have a weakness in the front or back of your vagina (or both). This surgery can be combined with a vaginal hysterectomy.

    Your surgeon will make an incision on the wall of your vagina so they can push your pelvic organs back into place. They will stitch the supporting tissues together to provide better support. They may also stitch a mesh over the repaired wall. The procedure can take around 30 minutes to an hour in theatre depending on the type of surgery you have.

  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will explain what's involved and how to prepare for surgery. If you're having general anaesthetic, they'll let you know how long you should avoid eating and drinking for.

    Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.
  • After surgery icon plus

    You'll be cared for in hospital for 24 hours after surgery or, if combined with a vaginal hysterectomy, up to three days after surgery. You may have some pain in your groin and abdomen for a week or two.

    You may have some blood and discharge from your vagina for a few weeks too. You won't be able lift anything heavy or do anything strenuous for at least six weeks after surgery. It's best not to have sex during this time too.

    It can take up three months to recover fully. You can usually return to work after two to six weeks but this depends on what job you have. You can usually drive after two weeks.

Our gynaecology consultants

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Our locations in London

From complex womb surgery to diagnostic tests, scans and minor procedures, we provide exceptional gynaecology care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Private vaginal repair surgery in Birmingham

Book an appointment with a gynaecologist

Our team can help book a consultation with a gynaecologist in one of our HCA UK facilities in London, Birmingham or Manchester by phone or by completing our appointment request form. 

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020 7079 4344
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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