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What is an abdominal sacral colpopexy?

Kevin W. Windom, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

An abdominal sacral colpopexy is a surgical procedure used for vaginal wall prolapse and/or enterocele repair. This procedure has been known for years as the gold standard for treating severe vaginal prolapse. This is an intra abdominal procedure in which a Y-shaped graft is placed over the anterior and posterior apex of the vagina and this graft is then secured to the sacrum. This is a complicated surgery and is usually done with an abdominal incision. I believe a robotic or laparoscopic approach is a better way to perform this procedure, so as to decrease the patient's postoperative healing time.

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