Cystocele Repair Specialist
Dr. Daniel Stone, MD FACOG
Urogynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Daniel Stone, MD performs cystocele repairs for patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas. These procedures can help patients that suffer from cystoceles, a form of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
Cystocele Repair Q&A
What is a cystocele repair?
A cystocele repair, also known as a bladder prolapse repair, anterior repair, anterior vaginoplasty or anterior colporrhaphy, is a surgical procedure to repair and reinforce the supportive tissue between the bladder and vagina.
What condition does a cystocele repair treat?
A cystocele repair is used, often in conjunction with other procedures, to fix a cystocele. Symptoms of a cystocele often include bulge, pressure, a sensation of something coming out of the vagina, and difficulty emptying the bladder.
What are the success rates of a cystocele repair?
The success rate of a cystocele repair alone is around 70% which is not very good. The reason for this poor success rate is that there is often a loss of support from the top of the vagina. If this apical support is addressed at the same time, the success rate becomes much higher, around 90%. Dr. Stone rarely performs cystocele repairs alone for this very reason.
What are the risks associated with a cystocele repair?
Risks include the following:
- Pain, swelling, numbness near incision sites
- Damage to nearby organs such as bladder
- Blood clots and problems related to anesthesia
Is mesh used in a cystocele repair?
Dr. Stone does not use any mesh with a cystocele repair. He uses the patient’s own tissue
Are there alternatives to a cystocele repair?
What is the recovery like?
Dr. Stone recommends 6 weeks of no heavy lifting (no more than 15 lbs) and 6 weeks of pelvic rest after a cystocele repair.
Are there any other surgeries that are commonly performed with a cystocele repair?
Dr. Stone will discuss with you any other surgeries that would be performed at the same time. Other commonly performed surgeries include:
- Hysterectomy (Removal of cervix and uterus)
- Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of tubes and ovaries)
- Bilateral Salpingectomy (removal of tubes)
- Prolapse repair surgeries
- Anti-incontinence surgeries
- Cystoscopy (a camera used to look inside the bladder)
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
We accept most insurance policies for your convenience. Please contact your insurance carrier to verify your individual benefits and any copays or coinsurance that are part of your plan. Patients are responsible for notifying our office if a specific plan requires precertification, preauthorization, or a referral (especially HMOs). Please call the phone number on the back of your insurance card to verify your provider network participation as insurance carriers change policies often.
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-1302
Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM
Main: (602) 788-1521
Fax: (602) 688-5420
Conveniently located just off Highway 51 on Maryland Avenue just East of 16TH Street between East Bethany Home Road and East Glendale Avenue.