Pelvic Reconstruction FAQ
Answers from a Board-Certified UroGynecologist
Dr. Apostolis has provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about pelvic floor reconstruction surgery to help educate patients on the procedure. If you have further questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call our urogynecology clinic in Akron or Boardman, Ohio at (330) 953-3414 today!
Pelvic floor reconstruction surgery is a surgical procedure that is designed to restore strength and integrity to the bottom of pelvic floor by addressing each of the prolapsing organs one by one. This is either done by reconstructing the supporting layer of the pelvis or by removing the organ.
Patients may experience some pain immediately after surgery, but this doesn’t generally last longer than a few days or weeks at the most. For women recovering from the surgery, long-term pain is very rare.
On average, most patients can resume their normal daily activities around three weeks after surgery. If Dr. Apostolis was required to make a vaginal incision, the patient may feel some pain during sex so it’s recommended to avoid sexual activity for four to six weeks post surgery.
Yes, the condition may sometimes heal on its own if the symptoms are mild. We recommend making changes to your lifestyle by way of increasing activeness on a daily basis if possible in order to progress healing.
These surgeries can be performed either by a urologist or a gynecologist, depending on the situation. We recommend asking Dr. Apostolis about their experience and outcomes performing female pelvic organ surgery so you can minimize the chances of any complications resulting from the surgery.
Success rates for pelvic floor surgery can range from 80-90%. However, like many other procedures, there is a chance of recurrence or additional prolapse, so it’s important to follow Dr. Apostolis’ recommendations after surgery.
Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Apostolis is a highly trained UroGynecologist with extensive experience diagnosing and treating pelvic floor conditions. He will take the time to fully explain the procedure and answer any questions. Call (330) 953-3414 to schedule an appointment at our clinic in Akron or Youngstown, OH today!