Safeguarding your health is one of life’s most important missions. When it comes to your pelvic health, it can mean the difference between having an active, leak-free life and one that moves at a slower pace, keeps you closer to the bathroom, and leaves you feeling like you’ve missed out on some of life’s big moments. Pelvic health problems can also lead to an increased likelihood of surgery.
In fact, one study found that women affected by stress urinary incontinence (also known as SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (commonly referred to as POP) had a 1 in 5 chance of undergoing surgery as a result of the condition.
Is Surgery Really So Bad?
It should be noted that pelvic organ-related surgeries have come a long way in terms of approach and success rates. One of the most important considerations is having a highly skilled surgeon that is board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. We urge you to do your homework, so to speak, on any prospective health care provider – especially if surgery may be a recommended treatment option.
At Zipper Urogynecology, one particular approach that has had great success for patients with vaginal pelvic organ prolapse is the Robotic Sacrocolpopexy, performed with the assistance of the da Vinci robot. The benefit of this particular surgical method is that it maintains the natural axis of the vagina, which enables the patient to resume a normal sex life. It also is a minimally-invasive surgical method, since robotic technology is employed to carry out the intricate operation.
Is Surgery the Only Answer for Stress Urinary Incontinence, SUI and Pelvic Organ Proalpse, POP?
Though pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence are common problems, many women hold back from seeking treatment because they fear that surgery is the only treatment option. This is not always the case. Though these conditions do present the possibility of surgery, there are a variety of treatment options that can be pursued.
At Zipper Urogyncology, we have seen many women gain relief from incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse by means of the follow treatment options:
Pelvic floor physiotherapy – Up to 80% of women find improvement in their stress urinary incontinence through regularly exercising their pelvic floor muscles. Mild cases of prolapse can even improve with pelvic floor strengthening. Unfortunately, a recent study has shown that the majority of women can not do these pelvic floor muscle exercises correctly without proper training.
Dealing Successfully with Matters of Pelvic Health
Pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, and other matters of pelvic health may not be the easiest health problems to discuss – but they can be treated! While many women hold back out of fear, embarrassment, or the feeling that surgery is the only answer, there are a variety of ways to tackle these problems faced by women across all ages and in all places.
Zipper Urogynecology has helped many women to learn more and find help for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. With each patient, we take time to understand your symptoms, explain your condition, and outline some treatment options and their prognosis. At the end of day, we want you to feel educated and empowered to make a change in your pelvic health.
Don’t put off getting help for pelvic problems any longer. Make an appointment with the team at Zipper Urogynecology today. You can reach our office at 321-674-2114 or online here. We look forward to helping you with whatever pelvic health problems are standing in your way of living life your way!