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Bladder Repair

The Anterior Vaginal Repair (Bladder Repair) downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is anterior repair?
  2. Why is it performed?
  3. How is the surgery performed?
  4. How successful is surgery?
  5. Are there any complications?
  6. Dos and don’ts after surgery
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Colpocleisis

The Colpocleisis downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is a colpocleisis?
  2. What will happen to me before the operation?
  3. What will happen to me after the operation?
  4. What are the chances of success?
  5. Are there any complications?
  6. When can I return to my usual routine?
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Cystoscopy

The Cystoscopy downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is a Cystoscopy?
  2. Why is a Cystoscopy performed?
  3. Preparation for the test
  4. About the test
  5. Are there any risks?
  6. What to expect afterward?
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Hysterectomy

The Vaginal Hysterectomy for Prolapse downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is a prolapse?
  2. What is a vaginal hysterectomy?
  3. How is a vaginal hysterectomy performed?
  4. What will happen to me before the operation?
  5. What will happen to me after the operation?
  6. Are there any complications?
  7. What are the chances of success?
  8. When can I return to my usual routine?
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Mid-Urethral Sling

The Mid-Urethral Sling (MUS) (procedures for stress incontinence) downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What are mid-urethral slings?
  2. How are the operations done?
  3. When will I be able to go home after the operation?
  4. What complications can happen?
  5. I haven’t finished my family yet, can I still have a MUS?
  6. How will the operation affect my sex life?
  7. When can I return to my usual routine?
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Pelvic Floor Exercises

The Pelvic Floor Exercises downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is the pelvic floor?
  2. What do the pelvic floor muscles do?
  3. What if my pelvic floor muscles are weak?
  4. What causes pelvic floor muscle weakness?
  5. How to exercise your pelvic floor muscles
  6. How quickly will I see results?
  7. What if I can’t contract my pelvic floor muscles?
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

The Pelvic Organ Prolapse downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is pelvic organ prolapse?
  2. What causes pelvic organs to prolapse?
  3. Where can a prolapse occur?
  4. How bad is my prolapse?
  5. How can prolapse be treated?
  6. What surgical approach is right for me?
  7. Is it necessary to use a graft material during the surgery?
  8. How successful is surgery?
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Posterior Vaginal and Perineal Body Repair

The Posterior Vaginal Wall & Perineal Body Repair downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. Posterior vaginal wall prolapse
  2. What is a posterior repair?
  3. Why is surgery performed?
  4. How is the surgery performed?
  5. What will happen to me before the operation?
  6. What will happen to me after the operation?
  7. How successful is the operation?
  8. Are there any complications?
  9. When can I return to my usual routine?
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Sacrocolpopexy

The Sacrocolpopexy downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is sacrocolpopexy?
  2. What happens during surgery?
  3. How successful is this surgery?
  4. Are there any complications?
  5. What preparations are needed before surgery?
  6. Recovery after the surgery
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Sacrospinous Fixation

The Sacrospinous Fixation downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is a sacrospinous fixation?
  2. What will happen to me before the operation?
  3. What will happen to me after the operation?
  4. What are the chances of success?
  5. Are there any complications?
  6. When can I return to my usual routine?
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Uterosacral Ligament Suspension

The Uterosacral Ligament Suspension downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is a uterosacral ligament suspension?
  2. What will happen to me before the operation?
  3. What will happen to me after the operation?
  4. What are the chances of success?
  5. Are there any complications?
  6. When can I return to my usual routine?
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UTI

The Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) downloadable patient handout includes information about:
  1. What is urinary tract infection?
  2. How do I know if I have urinary tract infection?
  3. Why do some women have recurring infections?
  4. Am I at higher risk of urinary tract infection after surgery?
  5. How does my doctor know I have urinary tract infection?
  6. Preventing urinary tract infection
  7. How is urinary tract infection treated?
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