Age and other lifestyle factors can contribute to the weakening of muscles and connective tissues which are supporting pelvic organs (uterus, bladder and rectum). This weakening can lead to slipping down or “prolapse” of the organs from their actual position. The common symptoms in relation to pelvic organ prolapse include sense discomfort or pressure in the pelvic area, bulge in the vagina, incontinence etc. Surgical interventional becomes necessary when medicine and physiotherapy options have been exhausted.
Diseases such as rectal prolapse can be performed with the robotic surgery technique with minimal postoperative discomfort for the patient. This can be done in collaboration with a gynaecologist when a vagina prolapse is also present. Some of the common pelvic organ repair procedures performed via da Vinci are:
- Rectal prolapse procedures