A colporrhaphy is a procedure to correct pelvic organs that have dropped out of their normal positions. When the tissues that support the pelvic organs become weak, stretched or damaged, due to child birth or age or childbirth, the organs can drop and slip out of place, pressing against the walls of the vagina. These sagging organs create a bulge in the vagina, causing discomfort, pressure, pain, and urinary and bowel dysfunction. This is known as pelvic organ prolapse. A colporrhaphy is used to tighten the support tissues that hold these organs in place, restoring their normal position and function.
Anterior repair colporrhaphy (anterior wall repair)
Anterior repair is used to tighten the front (anterior) wall of the vagina. It is used when the bladder drops out of its normal position and bulges into the front of the vagina, causing the front wall of the vagina to sag. This condition is known as anterior wall prolapse, cystocele or dropped bladder. During the surgery, the bladder is pushed back into its normal position and the support tissue between the front of the vagina and the bladder is tightened and reinforced.
Posterior repair colporrhaphy (posterior vaginal wall repair)
Posterior repair is used to tighten the back wall of the vagina. It is used when the rectum drops out of its normal position and bulges into the back of the vagina, causing the back wall of the vagina to sag, which may cause problems with the bowels. This condition is known as posterior wall prolapse, rectocele or fallen rectum. During the surgery the rectum is pushed back into to its normal position, and the support tissue between the back of the vagina and the rectum is tightened and reinforced.
If you require a colporrhaphy procedure our gynaecology surgeons can offer a range of advanced treatments. We offer all-inclusive self-pay packages for patients who require a colporrhaphy procedure and who wish to pay for their own treatment (terms and conditions apply). Prices start from:
• Anterior or posterior colporrhaphy with vaginal hysterectomy (including repair of enterocele and cystoscopy) with prices starting from £5,450
• Anterior or posterior colporrhaphy (including repair of enterocele and cystoscopy) with prices starting from £4,995
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