Virginia Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology stands in solidarity with the African American community in condemning all racism, injustice, health care disparities, and discrimination. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others have brought to the surface longstanding social and systemic injustice and discrimination that have been ignored and swept under the rug for far too long. We want our patients and our community to know that we see you, we hear you and we stand with you. We are committed to recognizing bias within the community, health care and in ourselves and strive to provide the best health care for all of our patients. Our mature population has seen and lived through so much and they deserve access to proper health care, housing, food and to live without the stress of discrimination. We want all of the babies we deliver to grow up in a world of tolerance, love, justice, and equal access to health care, education, jobs, freedom of religion, freedom of orientation, and the freedom to feel safe in America. Discrimination will not be tolerated and we will use our platform to help eliminate these disparities.
Abdominal Sacral Colopopexy
The ASC is performed through an abdominal incision (about 3-4 inches long), laparoscopically (through 4 half inch incisions) or roboticaly. In this procedure straps of permanent graft material made of polypropalene material is used to reinforce the front and back walls of the vagina. These straps are then attached to a strong ligament overlying the sacrum. The end result is that the vagina is suspended over the pelvic muscles to the back-bone. The mesh graft straps replace the original natural support provided by the uterosacral ligaments.