Understanding Uterine Prolapse
Vaginal prolapse is a very common condition that occurs as women age. It occurs when a woman's uterus (womb) sags or slips out of its normal position, dropping partially into the vagina (birth canal), creating a lump or bulge.
Prolapse occurs when the connective tissues or muscles within the body cavity are weak and unable to hold the pelvis in its natural orientation. There are varying degrees of pelvic prolapse in women. They can range from mild prolapse, which presents as some pelvic pressure and discomfort, to complete prolapse (also termed “complete procidentia”), where the uterus, bladder, vagina and rectum are all prolapsed out of the vagina.
Some risk factors associated with this condition include:
- Multiple child birth
- Prolonged labor
- Large babies delivered via the vaginal route
- Connective tissue diseases, such as lupus
What are the symptoms of uterine prolapse?
There are a variety of symptoms of uterine prolapse, including:
- A feeling of heaviness or pressure in the pelvis
- Pain in the pelvis, abdomen or lower back
- Pain during intercourse
- A protrusion of tissue from the opening of the vagina
- Recurrent bladder infections
- Unusual or excessive discharge from the vagina
- Difficulty with urination, including involuntary loss of urine (incontinence), or urinary frequency or urgency
Uterine Prolapse - da Vinci Robotic Surgery as a Minimally Invasive Treatment Option
If you have been diagnosed with a Uterine Prolapse, you should consider all your treatment options and work with your physician to identify the best treatment option for you. The da Vinci® Surgical System is one of the advanced, minimally invasive treatment options now provided by California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco. Our top San Francisco based surgeons are highly trained specialists in robotics surgery, including the use of the da Vinci robot for Uterine Prolapse.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat Uterine Prolapse, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System enables your doctor to perform this delicate operation through a few tiny incisions with breakthrough vision, precision and control. da Vinci Surgery offers Uterine Prolapse patients numerous potential benefits.
The da Vinci robotic surgery system is a state-of-the-art surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and patented surgical instruments. da Vinci can be a very effective way to treat Uterine Prolapse while minimizing the side effects of surgery.
If your doctor recommends surgery to treat Uterine Prolapse, you may therefore be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery. Doctors at CPMC are using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci Surgical System.
About Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System at CPMC San Francisco
San Francisco residents as well as people who come from all over the United States know that CPMC’s top surgeons are among the best in the San Francisco Bay area at performing da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries. In fact, CPMC’s gynecologists perform more da Vinci Robot-assisted surgeries than any other San Francisco Bay Area doctors. Robotic surgery such as the da Vinci surgical system is now the gold standard of treatment for many conditions. Our commitment is to be one of the best robotic and da Vinci surgery centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, and in the United States and to work with our patients to determine the best treatment options, including minimally invasive robotic surgery using the top-rated da Vinci robot. Our Robotic Surgery Department serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco and Marin County, as well as the entire Northern California region with da Vinci certified surgeons.
Note: da Vinci takes its name from Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci the famous Italian artist and scientist. “da Vinci” may be misspelled as one word, daVinci, as in daVinci robotic surgery, or daVinci surgery, or daVinci certified surgeon, but the correct spelling is two words, da Vinci.