Da Vinci® Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What to Expect

Pelvic organ prolapse is very common — it affects up to 50% of women, especially as they grow older. Some women experience symptoms, such as incontinence, and if you find yourself in this group, you want your life to go back to normal. Thanks to our da Vinci® technology, we can restore your quality of life, and do it safely, accurately, and effectively.

At Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology, our own Dr. Jack Tubbs is one of the leading experts in the use of da Vinci robotic surgery, which means you’re in good hands when it comes to your pelvic organ prolapse.

Here’s a look at what you can expect during and after your da Vinci procedure.

Why da Vinci surgery excels in resolving pelvic organ prolapse

When you have symptomatic prolapse, it typically means that one of your pelvic organs has shifted far enough out of place that it’s interfering with a normal function, like bladder control.

While there are conservative options, such as specialized exercises, if your prolapse is severe, surgical intervention may be your best path forward.

Traditionally, we used minimally invasive surgical techniques to supply your prolapsed organ with the support it requires. With da Vinci robotic assistance, we can provide the best of both worlds — a minimally invasive procedure that provides superior accuracy.

During your da Vinci pelvic organ prolapse surgery, Dr. Tubbs starts by making a few small incisions, one of which he threads a lighted camera through to supply him with a real-time, high-definition, magnified visual of the surgical site. 

Using the other incisions, he threads through the da Vinci robotic instruments that he controls from a nearby console. Armed with tiny, fully wristed instruments, he performs the necessary work as the instruments translate the movements of his hands with improved accuracy and precision.

In other words, da Vinci is the perfect blend of robotic precision and human experience.

Recovering from your prolapse surgery

Recovering from your da Vinci robotic surgery depends upon the extent of the work that Dr. Tubbs performed. Thanks to the da Vinci system, your surgical risks, recovery time, and any potential collateral tissue damage is greatly reduced.

Since you only have tiny incisions, your risks for infection is lower, but you should still follow our aftercare instructions regarding cleaning the small wounds.

You should also expect to take it easy while you heal, especially when it comes to any strenuous movements, such as lifting. 

Rest assured, we’re with you every step of the way, and we’ll let you know when you can get back to your normal routine.

If you have more questions about what to expect during and after your da Vinci procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact our office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to learn more.

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