During anterior colporrhaphy, a defect in the vaginal wall is repaired.
Also Known As:
- Vaginal surgery
- Pelvic surgery
Conditions Treated with Anterior Colporrhaphy:
Anterior colporrhaphy is utilized in order to treat bladder prolapse, uterus prolapse, urethra prolapse and urinary incontinence.
Non-surgical alternatives to anterior colporrhaphy include vaginal pessary and kegel exercises. There are no comparable surgical alternatives to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Anterior Colporrhaphy:
Anterior colporrhaphy can be performed with local or regional anesthesia. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Anterior Colporrhaphy:
Possible risks following anterior colporrhaphy include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible to experience damage to other organs and for intercourse to be painful following the procedure.
Prognosis after Anterior Colporrhaphy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following anterior colporrhaphy is good.
Recovery from Anterior Colporrhaphy:
The total recovery time after anterior colporrhaphy is two to three week