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Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Surgery for CystoceleProlapso del ³rgano p©lvico: Cirug­a para el cistocele

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Surgery for Cystocele

Cutaway view of pelvis
Cystocele

Cystocele is when the bladder sags into the vagina. The goal of surgery is to repair the problem and relieve your symptoms. Your surgery may include one or more repairs.

Cutaway view of pelvis
Anterior Repair

The Surgical Procedure

A cystocele can be treated with an anterior repair. This type of surgery is done through the vagina. The prolapsed bladder is moved back into its normal position. Sutures (stitches) are placed in tissue between the bladder and the vagina. In some cases, another type of surgery is done to correct weakness in the front wall of the vagina. The vagina is attached to strong tissues in the side wall of the pelvis.

Your Incisions

During surgery, the doctor reaches your pelvic organs through the vagina or the abdomen. An incision may be made in the vaginal wall. If incisions are made on the abdomen (lower belly), they can be vertical (up and down) or transverse (across).

Possible Risks and Complications of this Surgery

  • Infection

  • Bleeding

  • Risks of anesthesia

  • Damage to nerves, muscles, or nearby pelvic structures.

  • Blood clots

  • Prolapse of the pelvic organ or organs occurring again

Site of incision
Incision made in the vaginal wall

Site of incision
Abdominal incisions

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

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