What is AP Vaginal Repair with Mesh?
In Pelvic Organ Prolapse ---The prolapse may occur alone like uterine prolapse, or more commonly in combination with any of the other prolapse (e.g. with bladder prolapse and/or rectum prolapse). It may not always be apparent what has to be repaired until you are on the operating table.
The pelvic organs include the vagina, uterus, bladder, and rectum. These organs are held in position by three types of supports: 1) muscles 2) ligaments and 3) sheets of tissue called fascia
Mesh and other synthetic materials are helpful when prolapse recurs or the tissues are poor and traditional surgery such as Anterior-Posterior Vaginal Repair is unlikely to provide a long-term cure.
The benefits of the operation must be weighed against the risks. A full consideration of the alternative treatments should be made, including the consequences of no treatment. Make sure that you understand the proposed surgery and please ask any questions if you are unsure.