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Describe the procedure for a bladder lift and what is the recovery from that surgery?

By Anonymous February 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
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There are several different types of surgery depending on the severity of the prolapse and whether or not other organs are affected. Prolapsed bladder surgery is usually performed through the vagina, and the goal is to secure the bladder in its correct position. The bladder is repaired with an incision in the vaginal wall. The prolapsed area is closed and the wall is strengthened. This may be done primarily using one's own tissues or through the use of grafts, which may be biologic (using other tissues) or synthetic (for example, mesh). If one has stress urinary incontinence, this is also corrected. Depending on the procedure, surgery can be performed while the patient is under general, regional, or local anesthesia. Most women are discharged home on the same day of surgery.  Postoperative instructions will be given to you before discharge.  After surgery, most women can expect to return to a normal level of activity after six weeks.


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