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Les Cours Medical Centre

Outpatient Pelvic Floor Surgery

In cases where the symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction begin to affect your ability to carry out daily activities, surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse may be appropriate. Specifically, if you have bladder, bowel, sexual dysfunction, chronic distracting pain or if non-surgical treatments such as a pessary do not fit your lifestyle, then surgical treatment is a good option for you to consider.

Description of technology

At Les Cours Medical Centre, our specialists perform both vaginal and laparoscopic pelvic floor surgery. Surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, meaning you will be able to go home on the same day as the surgery.

Clinical indications

Patients may experience rare occurences of bleeding, damage to the nerves of the pelvis, damage to the bowel or infection. Patients with severe prolapse may experience temporary urinary retention as organs are being returned to their usual positions. In certain cases, a catheter may be required to drain the bladder.

Recovery time varies depending on the nature of the patient’s prolapse. Recovery can vary between 2-3 weeks for outpatient procedures and up to 6 weeks for severe cases. Medicine to manage any potential pain may be prescribed. Our specialist will inform you of which activities to abstain from and any other potential discomfort you may experience. A registered nurse is always on hand to provide support and information.