Sacrocolpopexy surgery is a procedure used to repair vaginal prolapse, in which the top of the vagina falls or protrudes into the lower vagina. In sacrocolpopexy surgery surgeons put a graft in place to support the vagina. This graft may be tissue from the patient, donor tissue, other biologic material or a synthetic mesh material.
The procedure can be performed in an open surgery, but often sacrocolpopexy minimally invasive surgery can be performed. In this type of procedure, small incisions are made instead of a larger incision used in open surgery. Cameras that provide a video image and instruments are passed through the small incisions. Sometimes robotic laparoscopic surgery is performed, in which the surgeon uses robotic tools to guide his hands, and views real-time three-dimensional images.
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