The Pelvic Clinic Celebrate 3 Successful Pregnancies After Pioneering Surgical Procedures
A pioneer of prolapse repair surgery in women is celebrating helping four women carry pregnancies to full term, after each of them underwent an innovative surgical procedure to reposition their uterus.
The ground-breaking procedure, known as sacrohysteropexy, was performed by Mr Jonathan Broome as a way to reverse the symptoms of prolapse in women without resorting to a hysterectomy.
The procedure allows women who have suffered prolapse to reclaim their quality of life – and the sacrohysteropexy is so effective, women can even enjoy successful pregnancies after the operation. To date, just five pregnancies worldwide have been recorded post-sacrohysteropexy – four of which were Mr Broome’s patients.
Mr Broome, Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon at The Pelvic Clinic, says, “It’s wonderful to hear that three patients have enjoyed successful and safe pregnancies after undergoing the sacrohysteropexy procedure here at The Pelvic Clinic. The procedure was initially conceived as an alternative to hysterectomy in women suffering from prolapse, and it’s fantastic to hear that this highly effective approach is allowing patients to bear children and grow their families as they always hoped.”
He adds, “Obviously, one of the key problems with hysterectomy as a solution to prolapse is the likelihood of fertility problems afterwards. With the sacrohysteropexy procedure, we’ve eliminated this issue and created a medically-approved option which reverses prolapse without taking away a woman’s ability to procreate.”
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition which affects women all over the globe. The condition involves the bladder, uterus or bowel protruding into the vaginal organ, causing an array of unpleasant symptoms.
Hysterectomy is commonly recommended by GPs and gynaecological surgeons alike to solve the problem of prolapse. Understandably, many women are concerned about this and seek a second opinion. Mr Broome's experience with sacrohysteropexy, where mesh is used to fix the organs back into their correct position laparoscopically (thereby enabling women to keep all of their pelvic organs) has meant that not only is the prolapse repaired but women of child-bearing age still have the potential to enjoy normal, successful pregnancies.
The operation also has a multitude of benefits for women who suffered symptoms like bladder issues, pain during sexual intercourse and bowel blockages. Maintaining an active lifestyle is easier after a sacrohysteropexy, and the keyhole surgery means that there’s very little recovery time needed afterwards.
Unfortunately, the sacrohysteropexy procedure remains relatively unknown among GPs, who are still recommending hysterectomy to female patients with prolapse issues. With over 1,000 patients having successfully received a sacrohysteropexy from Mr Broome, and a growing number of pregnancies recorded post-sacrohysteropexy, Mr Broome now hopes that more women will feel reassured about considering this procedure rather than suffering in silence or thinking that a hysterectomy is their only option to find relief.
For more information on The Pelvic Clinic, the Sacrohysteropexy procedure and to book a consultation, visit the website at: http://www.thepelvicclinic.co.uk/
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About The Pelvic Clinic: Based at two hospitals in Lancashire, The Pelvic Clinic has carried out thousands of successful Sacrohysteropexy procedures on ladies from all over the UK. The procedure essentially re-positions the uterus and eliminates the need for a hysterectomy. All procedures are performed by Mr Jonathan Broome, consultant gynaecological surgeon. Broome is one of only a few surgeons in the UK able to perform sacrohysteropexy, of which he has with high success rates and many positive testimonials.