Prolapse Surgery Success Is Equal in Two Methods

Dr. Kathleen Connell commented on new research findings on Medpage Today

Urogynecologist Kathy Connell
A recent study lead by Dr. Matthew Barber and colleagues from the Cleveland Clinic found that two surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse delivered comparable rates of success. Barber suggested that many pelvic floor surgeons have a preference either for sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) or uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS), but the study results indicated that both surgeries lead to very similar results.

The study also examined the effectiveness of perioperative pelvic floor muscle training (BPMT) and found that these exercises did not increase positive outcomes for the group of women targeted by their research.

In a MedPage Today video Dr. Kathleen Connell section chief of University of Colorado Urogynecology commented on the Cleveland Clinic group’s study: “Their findings are very pertinent in the sense that it gives us a good handle on the surgeries that we’re doing – that they are equivalent – and that we don’t have great short-term or long-term outcomes.”

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