Vaginal prolapse occurs when the network of muscles, ligaments and
skin that hold the vagina in its correct anatomical position weaken.
This causes the vagina to prolapse (slip or fall) from its normal
Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments
stretch and weaken, reducing support for the uterus. The uterus then
slips or falls into the vaginal canal.
Vaginal prolapse can cause the following symptoms:
• a feeling of heaviness or pulling in your pelvis
• tissue protruding from your vagina
• painful intercourse
• pelvic pain
• difficulties with urination and bowel movements
Risk factors for vaginal prolapse include:
• multiple vaginal deliveries
• collagen quality
If your doctor recommends sacrocolpopexy, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery.
For most women, da Vinci robot-assisted surgery offers
numerous potential benefits over a traditional open approach to
• significantly less pain
• less blood loss and need for blood transfusions
• less scarring
• shorter hospital stay
• shorter recovery
• fewer complications
da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy also allows your surgeon better
visualization of anatomy, which is especially critical when working
around delicate and confined structures like the uterus and vagina.