“[I’m] thrilled there was a simple solution that could make me feel right again.”
Before scheduling your surgery, ask your surgeon about all aspects related to the procedure you will be receiving, including surgical mesh.
There is a lot of talk about using mesh in prolapse repair procedures these days, and it is important to be informed before you make a decision. Ultimately, only you and your doctor can decide if mesh is a good option for treating your medical condition. Here are a few major factors to keep in mind.
Prolapse repair procedure is something you should consider if you have:
These are things you should discuss thoroughly with your doctor.
There are additional factors that can determine whether a prolapse repair procedure using mesh may or may not be a good fit for you. Have a thorough conversation with your doctor about your medical history, your current medical condition and your expectations regarding this medical procedure to permanently implant a medical device in your pelvic area before making your final decision.
Your surgeon will review the correct preparations you should take prior to your procedure. Your doctor can perform the surgery through the vagina or it can be laparoscopically through an incision in the abdomen.46
The length of the procedure will vary, depending on whether the procedure is performed alone or in conjunction with another procedure. The graft material will be placed vaginally or abdominally to correct the pelvic floor defect and to restore your pelvic floor to its natural state.46
Although every patient’s recovery process is different, there are general guidelines that apply to most pelvic floor procedures.47
Your physician will provide you with more specific details about your individual recovery process, and he or she may have other recommendations based on your individual needs.
Follow your physician’s directions closely. Even though you may not be feeling any pain from your procedure, your body needs time to heal properly from the surgery and allow the graft material to incorporate within your body’s natural tissue.
Contact your physician immediately if you have any problems after your surgery. It’s crucial to tell them if you have bleeding, pain, abnormal vaginal discharge or sign of infection occurring at any time. Your physician will give you a more detailed list of possible adverse events that can occur. Continue with your annual and other routine check-ups and follow-up care.