Anterior vaginal wall repair is surgery that tightens the front (
A/P repair; Vaginal wall repair; Anterior and/or posterior vaginal wall repair; Colporrhaphy- repair of vaginal wall; Cystocele repair
This procedure may be done while you are under general or spinal
You will be given medicines to help you relax.
Usually, a surgical cut (incision) is made through the front wall of your
- Your bladder is moved back to its normal location.
- Your vaginal wall may be folded, or part of it may be cut away.
- Sutures (stitches) are made in the tissue between your vagina and bladder. These will hold the walls of your vagina in the correct position.
- Your doctor may place human-made (synthetic) material between your bladder and vagina.
- If needed, sutures attach the walls of the vagina to the tissue on the side of your pelvis.
Sometimes, your doctor also makes a surgical cut in your belly. This may be up and down or across.
Why the Procedure Is Performed
This procedure is used to repair the sinking of the vaginal wall (prolapse) or bulging that occurs when the bladder or urethra sink into the vagina.
Symptoms of prolapse that you may have include:
Review Date: 06/17/2010
Reviewed By: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia.