Rectocele Repair Specialist

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD FACOG

Urogynecologist located in Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Daniel Stone, MD performs rectocele repairs for patients in the Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas. These procedures can help patients that suffer from rectoceles, which is a common form of Pelvic Organ Prolapse.

Rectocele Repair Q & A

  • What is a rectocele repair?

    A rectocele repair, also known as a posterior repair, posterior vaginoplasty or posterior colporrhaphy, is a surgical procedure to repair and reinforce the supportive tissue between the rectum and vagina.

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

Rectocele Repair
  • What condition does a rectocele repair treat?

    A rectocele repair is used, often in conjunction with other procedures, to fix a rectocele. Symptoms of a rectocele often include bulge, pressure, a sensation of something coming out of the vagina, and difficulty emptying bowel.

Rectocele (a type of Pelvic Organ Prolapse)
  • What are the success rates of a rectocele repair?

    The success rate of a rectocele repair alone is 80%.  However, there is often a loss of support from the top of the vagina which needs to be addressed at the same time. If this apical support is addressed at the same time, the success rate becomes much higher, around 90%.

  • Is mesh used in a rectocele repair?

    Dr. Stone does not use any mesh with a rectocele repair. He uses the patient’s own tissue.

  • What are the risks associated with a rectocele repair?

    Risks include the following:

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

  • Are there alternatives to a rectocele 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

  • 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 rectocele repair.

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

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


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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!"
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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."
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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."
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"I highly recommend him. I will be referring all my loved ones if ever they develop problems."
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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."
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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.

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.