Pelvic Reconstruction Specialist in St Petersburg, FL
Nearly 200,000 pelvic reconstruction surgeries occur every year to relieve symptoms like urinary incontinence and painful sex due to a pelvic floor disorder. At her practice in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Meena Jain offers minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted pelvic reconstruction surgeries to strengthen pelvic muscles and improve your quality of life. Learn more about innovative surgical options by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
What is pelvic organ prolapse?
Prolapse occurs when your pelvic muscles aren’t able to support your organs and, as a result, they fall into your vaginal canal. You may need pelvic reconstructive surgery to help strengthen pelvic floor structures to better support these organs and alleviate symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder.
What are the symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder?
When you have a pelvic floor disorder, you can’t properly control your pelvic muscles. As a result, you can have frequent urine or fecal leaks or difficulties removing solid waste from your intestines.
Other symptoms may include:
- Painful urination
- Unexplained back pain
- Persistent pain in your pelvic area
- Frequent need to urinate or have a bowel movement
Women may also experience pain during sex as a result of pelvic organ prolapse.
When is pelvic reconstruction surgery needed?
Your pelvic floor contains the muscles, tissue, and nerves that support your pelvic organs, such as the bladder, rectum, vagina, and uterus. When the pelvic floor becomes weak and no longer functions properly, it can lead to pelvic floor disorders.
Pelvic floor disorders are often the result of injuries to the pelvic area, or due to the stress of vaginal childbirth. Common disorders include urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, and pelvic organ prolapse.
There are factors to consider before opting for reconstructive surgery, such as your age and childbearing plans. If you plan to have more children, you may want to wait to have surgery.
What is involved in pelvic reconstruction surgery?
Dr. Jain determines if you’re a good candidate for pelvic reconstruction through a physical examination and a review of your medical history. She may recommend a procedure known as sacrocolpopexy. The goal of surgery is to restore your pelvic organs to their original position and strengthen the pelvic muscles to better support your organs.
Dr. Jain may use minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to reposition your organs and use your own tissues to secure them in place. In some cases. Dr. Jain may use a mesh material to create a sling that holds your organs in position.
She can perform the procedure through an open incision in your abdomen or as a laparoscopic surgery through your vagina or abdomen, using only small incisions to promote faster, more efficient healing.
Dr. Jain can also use robotic-assisted da Vinci® surgery that allows her more precise control over the surgical instruments, as well as a 3D high-definition view of your pelvic floor. da Vinci surgery offers many benefits over other surgeries, including lower risk of complications and less blood loss.
Schedule a consultation to learn more about the benefits of pelvic reconstruction using the online booking feature or by calling the office directly.
*Individual results may vary