Robotic Sacrocolpopexy

Preliminary Information:

Female pelvic organ prolapse can be treated surgically through a traditional abdominal incision or with a minimally invasive robotic technique. The most common and advanced abdominal procedure for prolapse is a sacrocolpopexy. This surgery secures the vaginal vault to the sacrum with a permanent mesh. It has been performed for decades through a traditional incision and is considered the “gold-standard” to which other procedures are compared. The success rates are up to 95%. Robotic surgery is an evolution of laparoscopic surgery and has the advantages of less blood loss, shorter hospital stay and a shorter recovery period. We offer this surgery done robotically which recreates the “gold-standard” with the advantages of minimally invasive surgery.

If your doctor or one of our urologists recommends sacrocolpopexy, you may be a candidate for a new surgical procedure called Sacrocolpopexy. This procedure uses a state-of-the-art surgical system designed to help your surgeon perform a minimally invasive surgery through small incisions.

For most women, the Sacrocolpopexy offers numerous potential benefits over a traditional open approach:

  • Significantly less pain
  • Less blood loss and need for transfusions
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Quicker return to normal activities

At Washington Urology Associates, this surgery is performed by Dr. Elizabeth Miller. Dr. Miller served six years as Asst. Professor of Urology at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, where she was instrumental in establishing the Urogynecology Clinic in the Surgery Pavilion and received the UWMC Service of Excellence Award. Dr. Miller brings her expertise in managing complex female and male urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapsed, male urethral stricture disease, and bladder reconstruction for spinal cord injury patients.