Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC

OBGYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Hastings, NE & Grand Island, NE

Conditions like pelvic organ prolapse may require surgery to repair the structures in your pelvic region. The experienced OB/GYNs at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, in Hastings and Grand Island, Nebraska, can help if you need pelvic reconstructive surgery. They use minimally invasive techniques wherever possible to repair and strengthen damaged tissues and relieve your symptoms. Find out how the team can help you with their expertise in pelvic reconstructive surgery by calling Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, or book an appointment online.

Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What is pelvic reconstructive surgery?

Pelvic reconstructive surgery can address severe or chronic conditions affecting the organs and tissues in your pelvis. Some of the conditions that might require pelvic reconstructive surgery include:

Congenital abnormalities

Lower reproductive tract problems like vaginal septum, an imperforate hymen, and uterine anomalies might require pelvic reconstructive surgery.

Incontinence

You might need pelvic reconstructive surgery to treat stress and urgency urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and conditions like overactive bladder syndrome.

Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse and post-hysterectomy prolapse occur when one or more of your pelvic organs drops down into your vagina. They can protrude from the vagina in serious cases. Types of prolapse include:

  • Uterine (prolapsed uterus)
  • Vaginal vault (prolapsed upper vagina)
  • Enterocele (prolapsed small intestine)
  • Urethrocele (prolapsed urethra)
  • Cystocele (prolapsed bladder)
  • Rectocele (prolapsed rectum)

Other conditions that could require pelvic reconstructive surgery include urethral diverticulum and vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas (holes in the tissues separating your organs).

When might I need pelvic reconstructive surgery?

Your provider at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, might recommend surgery if there are no viable non-surgical treatments for your condition.

In some cases, a program of kegel exercises and physical therapy or treatments like bladder training, pessaries, and InterStim™ can restore strength to your pelvic floor and reduce your symptoms.

If they don't, or your condition is too severe to heal without intervention, pelvic reconstructive surgery offers an effective solution.

What type of pelvic reconstructive surgery might I need?

The type of pelvic reconstructive surgery you need depends on the nature of your condition. Sometimes, your provider can perform a native tissue repair, suturing the weakened tissues to reinforce them.

Another option is a graft, which involves using a piece of biocompatible mesh to repair and strengthen damaged and weakened tissue.

The team at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, can perform most pelvic floor reconstructions using laparoscopic or robot-assisted methods. These require just a few small abdominal incisions, causing less tissue damage and pain than conventional surgery, so you recover far more quickly.

If you're experiencing symptoms of a condition that might require pelvic reconstructive surgery, you couldn't be in better hands than those of the OB/GYNs at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC. Call their nearest office today or book an appointment online.