after sacrohysteropexySacrohysteropexy is the operation that is performed to put your uterus back into its normal position. It is only performed by a very small number of gynaecological surgeons and many GPs are unaware that the procedure exists.

Mr Broome has performed over 1000  of these skilled procedures with excellent results.

Normality is restored by a keyhole surgery operation where flexible mesh is used as a sling to lift and hold the uterus position correctly and permanently.

Who’s Eligible For Sacrohysteropexy?

If you have had symptoms of prolapse for a time that are reducing your quality of life, then you could be a candidate for a Sacrohysteropexy operation.

Surgery can become an option when there is no improvement in symptoms:

  • you have tried pelvic floor exercises
  • lost weight (if you were overweight)
  • you have given up smoking to stop your cough
  • you have tried prescribed pessaries
  • your symptoms are considerable affecting your whole approach to life.

What’s Involved?

Mr Broome performs this surgery laparoscopically  which is also known as keyhole surgery rather than having to make a large incision into your abdomen.

Instead, Mr Broome will make tiny belly button sized cuts (these are the keyholes) through which the telescope and instruments are passed. One is positioned in your belly button (where the camera is inserted), one along your bikini line and one to the left of the belly button. This method enables Mr Broome to look around your pelvis via a screen.

Firstly, the mesh is inserted via the bikini line incision and then using tiny needles, Mr Broome attaches one end of the mesh (which is designed to not break down inside your body) to the back of the cervix and then the other end is attached to your tailbone (sacrum) and fixed with metal staples. The mesh is also covered with a thin layer of tissue to prevent scar tissue forming but encourages tissue to grow and make the repair stronger. It can stay indefinitely and does not require a re-do operation at any point in the future.

The Benefits of A Laparoscopic Procedure

It is a very quick procedure, taking around half an hour under a general anaesthetic.

The 3 very small incisions, around half a centimetre in length, in your abdomen will heal very quickly. They also fade in time and will be less noticeable long term compared to a large abdomen scar.

Because you will be having 4 very small incisions in your abdomen rather than a large incision, you will have less pain and discomfort after the operation. You will also be able to move around much more easily and more quickly.

Generally, only one night in hospital will be necessary.

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D.S.

Hi Mr Broome,

I just wanted to say many thanks for hugely improving the quality of my life. Approximately 1 year ago, I had a bladder repair and despite a couple of minor problems in the 1st few months, I am delighted to say how wonderfully successful the operation has been. I feel like a new woman!

Wishing you all the very best and should any of my friends suffer similarly, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you.

D.S.

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