What is Sacrocolpopexy?
Sacrocolpopexy is a procedure to correct prolapse of the vaginal vault (top of the vagina) in women who have had a previous hysterectomy. The operation is designed to restore the vagina to its normal position and function. A variation of this surgery called sacrohysteropexy corrects prolapse of the uterus. This operation is performed in a similar way to sacrocolpopexy.
Vaginal prolapse is a common condition causing symptoms such as a sensation of dragging or fullness in the vagina, difficulty emptying the bowel or bladder and backache. About 1 in 10 women need surgery for prolapse of the uterus or vagina.