Repair of Prolapsed Vagina

(Colporrhaphy)

Summary

This is an operation to tighten the walls of the vagina and restore its support. The muscles and ligaments that support your vagina and womb can become overstretched and weakened after childbirth or the menopause, or if you’re obese. This can then cause your vagina and womb to drop down.

The bulge this causes is known as a prolapse.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the best consultant for you to see.

    For more information, call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

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  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Patient pathway Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post-discharge care Guide Price
    Hospital fees n\a £5,415 Included £5,415
    Guide price Nil £5,415 Nil £5,415
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose 
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you 
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

The operation usually takes around an hour, and can be completed under local or general anaesthetic.

Your gynaecologist will usually repair your vaginal wall through your vagina, using dissolvable stitches to strengthen the tissue. This may be at the front or back wall of the vagina dependent on your prolapse. Excess vaginal skin may also need to be removed.

After the procedure you will be taken back to your room. You may have a catheter fitted to take urine from your bladder into a bag, and a dressing to reduce bleeding. Both of these will usually be removed after a day or two.

The medical team will give you further advice regarding your recovery and follow up consultations. It usually takes around six weeks to make a full recovery from the surgery.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on +44 (0)1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk

 

Our Consultants

  • Mr Rowan Connell

    MB BS MD MRCOG

    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Laparoscopic Surgery (Womb/Ovary)
    • Repair of Prolapsed Vagina
    • Sterilisation
  • Mr Hany Habeeb

    MB Bch FRCOG

    • Colposcopy
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Labia Reduction
    • Laparoscopic Surgery (Womb/Ovary)
    • Repair of Prolapsed Vagina
    • Sterilisation
  • Miss Anne Henderson

    MA MB BChir MA MRCOG

    • Cervical Screening Test
    • Colposcopy
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Labia Reduction
    • Laparoscopic Surgery (Womb/Ovary)
    • Menopause and HRT Clinic
    • Repair of Prolapsed Vagina
    • Sterilisation
  • Mr Abhishek Gupta

    MBBS MD MRCOG

    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Laparoscopic Surgery (Womb/Ovary)
    • Repair of Prolapsed Vagina
    • Sterilisation
  • Mr Brian Wise

    MBBS, MD, FRCOG

    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Repair of Prolapsed Vagina