What is a Colpotomy procedure?

A colpotomy is a type of incision that is made in the back wall of the vagina. During a tubal ligation, your healthcare provider can use a colpotomy (also known as a vaginotomy) as one of the ways to reach your fallopian tubes.

Why is a Colpotomy done?

– In a LAVH, the colpotomy is performed prior to dissection of the Uterine Vessels and the Cardinal ligaments. This is necessary in order to “reach up” through the vagina into the retroperitoneal space to dissect the vessels and Cardinal/Uterosacral ligaments.

What is posterior Colpotomy?

Posterior colpotomy allows the removal of fibroids during laparoscopic myomectomy without the need to enlarge the abdominal incisions and without the use of intracorporeal power morcellation. Instead, tissue is extracted transvaginally. The incision is hidden in a natural orifice, the vagina.

Why is a Colpopexy performed?

This procedure is intended to correct pelvic prolapse that results from inadequate support of the vaginal apex. If the physician uses an abdominal approach and attaches the vault of the vagina to the sacrum the procedure is called a Colpopexy.

What procedure is performed to treat vaginal prolapse?

Sacrocolpopexy—Used to treat vaginal vault prolapse and enterocele. It can be done with an abdominal incision or with laparoscopy. Surgical mesh is attached to the front and back walls of the vagina and then to the sacrum (tail bone). This lifts the vagina back into place.

What is Perineoplasty surgery?

Perineoplasty is a surgical procedure which tightens the area between the vagina opening and the anus, the perineum. It narrows the vaginal opening.

Is Sacrocolpopexy major surgery?

Sacrocolpopexy is a major surgical procedure to treat prolapse of the vault (top) of the vagina in women who have had a previous hysterectomy by fixing it to the sacrum using a graft or mesh.

How is a colpopexy performed?

The procedure is usually performed through either an abdominal incision or key hole surgery (laparoscopy or robotic). A piece of synthetic mesh made out of prolene is sewn to the top of the vagina and then to the front of the sacrum. The sacrum is the lower part of the bony spinal column.

Is hysteroscopy a major surgery?

Hysteroscopy is considered minor surgery and usually does not require an overnight stay in the hospital. However, in certain circumstances, such as if your doctor is concerned about your reaction to anesthesia, an overnight stay may be required.