Traveling From Houston To Austin For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

Austin, Texas is renowned for being one of the top cities to visit due to its stellar cultural and food scenes. It also happens to be home to Dr. George Shashoua, one of the nation’s top pelvic floor specialists (check out our testimonials). Board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Shashoua has over 25 years of experience treating pelvic floor conditions such as vaginal prolapse (this includes cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, and uterine prolapse), perineal descent (bulging perineum), urinary incontinence, and more. Given how critical it is to find an experienced doctor to perform an intricate surgery like vaginal prolapse repair, patients travel from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and beyond the Texas border to have their procedures performed by Dr. Shashoua.

Due to natural factors like aging and childbirth, the supportive tissues of the vagina and pelvic floor will stretch out over time. Vaginal laxity not only decreases sensation during sex, but can also be found with pelvic organ prolapse. Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse can include constipation/difficulty defecating, incontinence and urinary issues, and pressure and pain in the lower abdomen and back.

There are two primary procedures that can fix vaginal prolapse and restore the structural integrity of the vagina and perineum: vaginal prolapse repair, which typically consists of anterior /posterior colporrhaphy, and da Vinci sacrocolpopexy, a procedure in which the surgeon utilizes a robotic platform to assist in the placement of polypropylene mesh that supports the vagina and corrects cystocele, rectocele, uterine prolapse, and/ or enterocele.

If you are considering traveling to Austin Urogynecology for vaginal prolapse repair or da vinci sacrocolpopexy, keep in mind that you will need to visit us at least twice: the first visit will be for an in-person consultation (virtual consultations are not sufficient for evaluating pelvic organ prolapse), and the second visit will be for your procedure. Our office will guide you every step of the way and work with you to make sure all of your questions are answered and that your needs are met.

If you are interested in learning more, contact Austin Urogynecology today to schedule your free consultation!

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