Anterior Vaginal Prolapse Repair
A cystocele or bulge of the front wall of the vagina usually results in loss of support to the bladder that rests upon this part of the vagina. The goal of a cystocele repair is to elevate the anterior vaginal wall back into the body and support the bladder.
Unfortunately, this part of the pelvic floor is subjected to significant pressure with each cough or when picking up heavy things. As many as 1/3 of women will develop recurrent anterior wall prolapse after surgery.
Frequently patients with cystoceles will have a combination of defects on examination and often a combination of procedures will be performed at the time of surgery.