Oxnard Pelvic Floor Reconstruction Surgery
Individualized & Compassionate Care for Women in Ventura County
Women who have suffered vaginal prolapse must receive thorough and effective care. At
Rassetti Gynecology, we provide comprehensive, individualized
services for our valued patients.
Our practice utilizes the most advanced and innovative techniques to help
you restore your pelvic health. One of Dr. Ramirez's specialties is
pelvic floor reconstruction surgery.
Are you interested in pelvic floor reconstruction? Call
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What Is Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery?
The purpose of the pelvic floor's muscles, ligaments, nerves, and connective
tissue is to hold the organs within the pelvic region (bladder, vagina,
uterus, small bowel, and rectum) in place. However, as pelvic muscles
weaken, it can result in the organs dropping from their normal position,
also known as prolapse.
Pelvic reconstructive surgery, also referred to as pelvic floor reconstruction,
is designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). While POP is not considered
a life-threatening condition, except in rare cases, it can cause extreme
discomfort or pain, sexual dysfunction, and urinary incontinence, which
can hinder a woman's quality of life and comfortability.
Pelvic floor reconstruction treats POP and restores the pelvic floor anatomy
to normal, helping a woman achieve a better quality of life.
What Causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)?
One of the most common causes of pelvic organ prolapse is childbirth. One
in two mothers suffers some form of pelvic organ prolapse in childbirth.
These conditions include:
- Small bowel prolapse/enterocele
- Vaginal prolapse
- Anterior vaginal prolapse / cystocele
- Posterior vaginal prolapse / rectocele
Other common causes of pelvic organ prolapse include pressure on the abdomen,
such as obesity, a chronic long-term cough, constipation, pelvic organ
cancers, and a hysterectomy.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Pelvic Conditions in Ventura County
Explaining your symptoms thoroughly to your doctor will help him, or she
identify the problem and design an effective treatment solution. While
some restorative measures are non-invasive - such as specific exercises
and diet/lifestyle changes - reconstructive surgery may be required to
restore pelvic functions. There are many different types of procedures,
depending on the particular condition.
Pelvic floor reconstruction procedures include:
- Abdominal sacral coloplexy, used in treating vaginal prolapse
- Perineorrhaphy, used in treating posterior vaginal prolapse
- Cystocele repair, used in treating anterior vaginal prolapse
- Uterosacral or sacropinous ligament fixation, used in treating vaginal prolapse
- Sacral colpopexy, used in treating small bowel prolapse
Pelvic Floor Reconstruction Surgery Recovery
Pelvic floor reconstruction surgery recovery involves several key aspects.
Patients can expect initial pain and discomfort, managed with prescribed
medications. Follow postoperative care instructions carefully, including
restrictions on activities and a gradual return to normalcy. Pelvic floor
physical therapy may be recommended for optimal healing and muscle strengthening.
Regular follow-up appointments are essential for monitoring progress.
Patience is vital, as recovery duration varies. It's crucial to adhere
to your surgeon's advice on resuming activities, diet, and any necessary
lifestyle adjustments for a successful recovery.
Personalized Pelvic Floor Reconstruction in Ventura County
Set up an appointment with our
Oxnard gynecology office as soon as possible. We have been serving patients in Ventura County
and surrounding areas since 2009 and are affiliated with Antelope Valley
Hospital, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, and Ojai Valley Community
Hospital. We serve women at all stages of life, providing nuanced, compassionate,
high-quality care concerning the cornerstones of our practice: effective
education, communication, and collaboration with our patients. Building
relationships and partnering with you in your healthcare is important to us.
Contact Rassetti Gynecology today at (805)278-0190 to set up your personalized appointment for pelvic floor reconstruction
surgery in Oxnard!