Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery for Women

Individualized & Compassionate Pelvic Floor Reconstruction in Oxnard, CA

It is crucial that women who have suffered vaginal prolapse receive thorough and effective care. At Rassetti Gynecology, we provide comprehensive, individualized procedures and services for each of 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.

Speak with a doctor about your condition.
Reach our staff at (805) 468-4886 to set up a visit.

What Is Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery?

The purpose of the pelvic floor's muscles, ligaments, nervces, 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 to droop from their normal position, also known as prolapse. Pelvic reconstructive surgery, also referred to as pelvic floor reconstruction, is a surgery designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). While POP is not considered to be 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 reconstructive surgery treats POP and restores the pelvic floor anatomy to normal, helping a woman achive a better quality of life.

What Causes Pevlic Organ Prolapse (POP)?

One of the most common causes of pelvic organ prolapse Is childbirth.

In fact, one in two mothers suffer 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 anything that puts pressure on the abdomen, such as obesity, a chronic long-term cough, constipation, pelvic organ cancers, and having a hysterectomy.

Diagnosis & Treatment of Pelvic Conditions in Ventura County

Explaining your symptoms thoroughly to your doctor will help him or her identify the problem and design an effective treatment solution. While some restorative measures are non-invasive - such as specific exercises and or diet / lifestyle changes - reconstructive surgery may be required to restore pelvic functions. There are many different types of procedures, depending on the specific condition.

Restorative procedures for pelvic reconstruction 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

Book a Personalized Appointment with Rassetti Gynecology

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 with respect to 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.

To learn more about Rassetti Gynecology, or to set up your personalized appointment,
call our staff today at (805) 468-4886.