Sacrocolpopexy – mesh implants for prolapse

A sacrocolpopexy is a procedure that inserts mesh to hold in prolapsed organs, and keep the vagina in an anatomically correct position.

The word sacro – colpos – pex
The word sacrocolpopexy means to lift the vagina to the pelvic bone
Sacro – the part of the spine that is in the pelvis
Colpos – vagina
Pex – to suspend or lift

A hysterectomy may also be performed for uterine prolapse, and for support of the vagina over the long-term. Cure rates are at about 90 per cent. The mesh supports the apex of the vagina at the front (anterior), which is the weakest part of the vaginal support system, plus supports the back of the vagina. The mesh means the vagina can only fall so far as the mesh allows. The bladder sits on the front (anterior) mesh, and the rectum is supported by the back (posterior) mesh.  



Original price was: USD $9.95.Current price is: USD $0.00. ex GST/VAT/TAX
Original price was: USD $9.99.Current price is: USD $0.00. ex GST/VAT/TAX
Jessica Lloyd - Vulvovaginal Specialist Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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