Sacrohysteropexy vs hysterectomy – choosing what’s right for you

During pregnancy, midwives and medical professionals constantly remind the women in their care to exercise their pelvic floor muscles. For many women, their pregnancy will be the first and only period in their lives where they regularly work their pelvic floor. Regularly exercising your pelvic muscles can help to strengthen the muscles under your uterus, bladder, and bowel which can help reduce the incidence of incontinence, and also help to prevent a painful and uncomfortable prolapse of the uterus.

Your uterus or womb is held in its normal position in your pelvis by various pelvic muscles, ligaments and tissue. Sometimes, often after a difficult childbirth, the pelvic muscles can weaken and cause a prolapse of the uterus or womb.

Historically, a prolapse of the uterus would be dealt with by a hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is serious abdominal surgery where the abdomen is cut open and the womb is completely removed. Although a hysterectomy is largely considered to be a routine operation in the UK, the patient will have an average of five days in hospital and will need several months of complete rest, recovery and recuperation time.

For busy women, often juggling work and family life, taking three months or more out to recover from this surgery isn’t an easy option. For those suffering with a prolapsed uterus, uterus problems or uterus pain, help is at hand. Pioneering surgeon Mr Jonathan Broome, at The Pelvic Clinic in Lancashire, specialises in ground-breaking sacrohysteropexy surgery.

The benefits of a sacrohysteropexy over a hysterectomy include a decreased length of hospital stay, reduced post-operative pain and a faster recovery time. It is also less invasive than a traditional hysterectomy. Additionally, where a hysterectomy removes the womb, a sacrohysteropexy preserves it, meaning women are still able to get pregnant and have more children following their uterine repair.

Mr Jonathan Broome has completed over 1,000 sacrohysteropexy surgeries and has an astonishing 100% success rate with this surgery. A sacrohysteropexy presents a very attractive alternative to the traditional hysterectomy. For those looking for a faster recovery time, reduced post-operative pain and a quicker return to normal life, it is a very real option to explore.

Once recovered, women can look forward to continued fertility, a reduced risk of recurrent prolapse and a return to a normal sex life, as well as almost complete recovery from the symptoms they suffered prior to surgery, such as pain, heavy bleeding and discomfort.

For more information or a request on how we can help you, please contact us.

 

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