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. Dr. Stone can use techniques to either enlarge or decrease the vaginal opening. Dr. Stone typically uses the term perineoplasty to describe the enlarging of the vaginal opening.
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.
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
- Damage to nearby organs such as the rectum
- Blood clots and problems related to anesthesia
Are there alternatives to perineorrhaphy?
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:
- 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.