Bladder Prolapse Surgery

The success of bladder prolapse surgery depends highly upon the skill and experience of the surgeon at our Dallas urogynecology office

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews has been treating women for bladder prolapse for many years, always with the most up-to-date techniques available. Dr. Mathews wants women who visit his Dallas urogynecology office to feel confident that he will provide them with treatment that will help relieve symptoms such as pelvic pressure, incontinence or even a bladder that is bulging into their vagina.

Dr. Mathews has a very high surgical success rate

The most common surgery for bladder prolapse is called an anterior repair or anterior colporrhaphy. Traditionally, this surgery involves repairing the problem with the fascia, or connecting tissue, by overlapping the tissue and stitching it into place, creating support for the bladder and reducing the bladder bulge. Simply using this traditional method has led to a high failure rate—between 25 to 60 percent of traditional surgeries fail.

Dr. Mathews uses a more up-to-date technique in which he treats the bladder prolapse, or bulge, more like a hernia of the bladder into the vagina. Instead of simply stitching the vaginal tissue together, which can lead to recurrent bladder prolapse, Dr. Mathews uses either surgical mesh or donor tissue grafts to reinforce the repair. This method has proven to work very well in Dr. Mathews’ experienced hands—he has about a 90 percent success rate with this surgery.

Bladder prolapse surgery–what to expect

Bladder prolapse surgery takes place either in our Dallas urogynecology office surgical center or in a hospital. You may receive general, regional or local anesthesia. The procedure usually takes about 60 minutes to perform.

Most women should be able to go back to their daily routine, including sexual activity, in about four to six weeks. You will be asked to avoid lifting anything that weighs more than ten pounds, and you will not be allowed to use tampons for four to six weeks.

Surgical risks

As with any surgery, there are risks involved with bladder prolapse surgery, all of which will be discussed with you at our Dallas urogynecology office.

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Potential injuries to other pelvic organs or structures
  • Failure to correct the problem
  • Recurring bladder prolapse

When you leave our Dallas urogynecology office surgery center or the hospital, Dr. Mathews will give you complete instructions for home care.

Dr. Mathews notes that surgery for bladder prolapse is one of the more challenging surgeries that gynecologists and urogynecologists perform, so women should give serious thought to their choice of surgeons.

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Mathews and his success with surgically correcting bladder prolapse, contact our Dallas urogynecology office.