Dr. Daniel Stone, MD FACOG
Urogynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ
Dr. Daniel Stone, MD performs Robotic-assisted, laparoscopic and vaginal hysteropexies for patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas. These procedures can help patients that suffer from uterine prolapse, a form of pelvic organ prolapse who have failed conservative measures. These procedures have the advantage of preserving the uterus.
What is a Hysteropexy?
A Hysteropexy is a surgery where the uterus is attached to a ligament in the pelvis. There are several different types of hysteropexies and Dr. Stone specializes in all of them.
What condition does a hysteropexy treat?
Does a hysteropexy use mesh?
This depends on the type of hysteropexy that is used. Dr. Stone can use your own tissue or use mesh. Mesh generally increases durability and success rates but also can lead to mesh-related complications. Using your own tissue has the advantage of eliminating mesh-related complications but also has a higher rate of recurrence. Dr. Stone will discuss this with you before any decision is made.
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 these procedures.
What are the risks of hysteropexy?
Risks include the following:
- Pain, swelling, numbness near incision sites
- Damage to nearby organs such as bowel, bladder, and rectum
- Blood clots and problems related to anesthesia
- Mesh exposure (~1%) if a sacrohysteropexy is performed
What are the alternatives to this repair?
There are several alternatives that Dr. Stone will discuss with you. Conservative alternatives will include "watching and waiting", pessary placement, and pelvic floor physical therapy. The primary surgical alternative is hysterectomy with either a vaginal vault suspension or a sacrocolpopexy. These procedures have been studied more extensively than hysteropexies. Dr. Stone will discuss with you the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and individualize his recommendation based on your values, expectations and specific condition.
Are there any other surgeries that are commonly performed with hysteropexy?
Yes, rarely is this surgery performed in isolation. Dr. Stone will discuss with you any other surgeries that would be performed at the same time. Other commonly performed surgeries include:
- Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (removal of tubes and ovaries)
- Bilateral Salpingectomy (removal of tubes)
- Other prolapse repair surgeries
- Cystoscopy (a camera is used to look inside the bladder)
- Anti-incontinence surgeries
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.