Perineorrhaphy Specialist

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD FACOG

Urogynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders including prolapse and provides perineorrhaphy repairs for patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas. These procedures can help patients that suffer from Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

Perineorrhaphy and Perineoplasty Q & A

  • What are a perineorrhaphy and perineoplasty?

    A perineoplasty is a surgical procedure to repair and modify the vaginal opening. A Perineorrhaphy is a type of perineoplasty that decreases the vaginal opening. 

    Dr. Stone performs a perineorrhaphy vaginally under general anesthesia. He makes an incision along the vaginal wall and perineal area and the vaginal skin is carefully dissected from the underlying supportive tissue. He then uses an absorbable suture to strengthen the tissue and bring together the muscles. The excess vaginal tissue is then trimmed and the skin is closed with suture.

  • What condition does a perineorrhaphy or perineoplasty treat?

    A perineorrhaphy is used, often in conjunction with other procedures, to restore normal anatomy. With childbirth and years of prolapse symptoms, the vaginal opening can slowly become enlarged. This can allow more prolapse symptoms and can make it difficult to retain a pessary.

    A perineoplasty is used to treat an excessively small vaginal opening, often due to a vaginal laceration repair that did not heal as expected.

  • Is mesh used in a perineorrhaphy or perineoplasty?

    No, Dr. Stone does not use any mesh with a perineorrhaphy or perineoplasty. He uses the patient’s own tissue

  • What are the risks associated with a perineoplasty or perineorrhaphy?

    Risks include the following:

    • Pain, swelling, numbness near incision sites
    • Infection
    • Bleeding
    • Damage to nearby organs such as the rectum
    • Blood clots and problems related to anesthesia

  • Are there alternatives to perineorrhaphy?

    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

  • 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 hysterectomy.

  • Are there any other surgeries that are commonly performed with a perineorrhaphy?

    Dr. Stone will discuss with you any other surgeries that would be performed at the same time. Other commonly performed surgeries include:

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises

Testimonials

Debra
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"He actually took the time and listened to me. After the exam he told me that he wanted to try another pessary before committing to surgery. He fit one in and it worked! I haven't felt this good in years. I'm so so grateful to him!"
Madeline
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"He is one of the most caring docs I've ever been to. I've been struggling with this problem for years and have been to 3 docs before I saw him."
Sandy
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"Dr. Stone is a really good doctor. After I had the urethra sling surgery Dr Stone called me at home to see how I was doing. The office staff is good. Dr Stone's nurse Iris is really good she returns calls. I will refer my family and friends to this office."
Debra
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"Dr. Stone has been wonderful. I was very hesitant at first to see a man but he put me completely at ease. I was able to speak to him about my problem with leakage. He discussed several options and gave me choices which I loved. Eventually I decided on surgery. The surgery went well and I finally have my life back again."
Tina
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"I highly recommend him. I will be referring all my loved ones if ever they develop problems."
Betsy
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"He put us at ease about the surgery by really explaining the procedure in detail to me, my husband and my daughter. He made me feel like I was his only patient."
Joyce
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"Awesome!! Would give him 10 stars!!!!! Dr. Stone took the time to fully explain medical procedures. He patiently answered all my questions."
Alice
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"His bed-side manner put me at ease discussing a very embarrassing topic. I'd recommend him to anyone."
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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.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Stone today

One of our staff members will contact you directly. If you have any concerns requiring immediate attention, please don’t hesitate to call us at 602-788-1521.

Dr. Stone is also offering Telemedicine visits. Call to schedule today.

Office location

Valley Urogynecology Associates

1616 East Maryland Avenue

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.