What surgeon has not experienced the disappointment of poor outcome after prolapse repair? Recurrence of prolapse is disappointing, but persistent symptoms or new symptoms are equally problematic.
In this workshop we aim to understand the underlying pathology of POP and focus on the important issues that impact outcomes. The focus is on surgical management, especially of the vaginal apex, including from a vaginal and laparoscopic approach.
- Consider the contribution of the patient’s anatomical deficits to their symptoms and pelvic floor dysfunction.
- Discuss non-surgical and surgical treatment options for POP from a benefit/risk framework that includes complications and will support shared decision making.
- Apply surgical techniques to vaginal and laparoscopic repairs of POP.