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New Procedure To Correct Pelvic Prolapse Has Faster Recovery, Shorter Hospital Stay
Date:4/1/2009

Maybe you've been too embarrassed to talk about it with your doctor, but if childbirth left you with a very unpleasant rearrangement of your pelvic organs, you need to know help is possible. Urogynecologists Robert Harris, MD, and Steven Speights, MD, at Southeast Urogynecology at Women's Specialty Center in Jackson, Miss. are two of only a select few physicians in the entire southeast performing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery at Baptist to correct extensive pelvic organ prolapse commonly called "dropped vagina." It is a condition in which one or more of the organs in the pelvic cavity, such as the uterus, vagina, bladder and/or rectum, has fallen below its normal position in the pelvis.

Jackson, MS (PRWEB) April 1, 2009 -- Urogynecologists Robert Harris, MD, and Steven Speights, MD, at Southeast Urogynecology at Women's Specialty Center in Jackson, Miss. are two of only a select few physicians in the entire southeast performing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to correct extensive pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse, commonly called "dropped vagina", is a condition in which one or more of the organs in the pelvic cavity, such as the uterus, vagina, bladder and/or rectum, has fallen below its normal position in the pelvis.

This surgery, known as laparoscopic sacral colpopexy, is performed at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. The minimally invasive procedure requires only four small abdominal incisions, as opposed to making a large incision to open the abdomen. Physicians expand the abdomen by gently pumping gas into the abdominal cavity to improve the visual field. Then, using a device with a small camera attached on the end, a laparoscope, they use small instruments to lift the vagina back up to its natural position by attaching synthetic mesh from the top of the vagina to the ligament overlying the tailbone. The mesh provides the vagina w
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