Bladder Neck Suspension / Pelvic Floor
The Modified Burch Procedure, a
surgical procedure developed by Dr. Lyons, is used in the management or urinary
stress incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine--usually during some
physical activity such as lifting, sneezing, laughing, jogging, bending, or
stooping. Childbirth and loss of estrogen associated with
menopause--conditions that can weaken muscles supporting the bladder--are common
causes for the condition.
Surgical therapy is indicated after
conservative therapies have been proven ineffective, or if the condition is
interfering with daily activities. The procedure takes one to two hours
based on the patient's anatomy, and has an eighty per cent success rate.
In keeping with a total approach to
pelvic floor defects, including pelvic prolapse, Dr. Lyons has also developed
procedures for posterior pelvic floor relaxation. The procedure for
rectocele (a defect in the rectum that causes severe constipation) is also
performed laparoscopically in a similar fashion to the laparoscopic bladder
suspension. By performing these procedures via laparoscope, the patient
experiences a significant decrease in post-operative pain. Once again, she
is able to resume her normal activities, including elimination of bodily wastes,
more quickly than if the surgery had been performed using a scalpel.
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