Gynaecologic Surgery

What is gynecological surgery for prolapse?

Gynaecological surgery can be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, commonly known as POP. When POP occurs, minimally invasive surgery may be a feasible option to correct the issue. Before surgery is performed, Dr. Remi Adelasoye may explore other treatment options that are non-invasive. At our Campbell River office, he will conduct a thorough examination based on your symptoms. Depending on the diagnosis, Dr. Adelasoye will offer the most appropriate treatment plan possible.

What is POP?

POP, also known as pelvic organ prolapse, is a condition that occurs when one of the organs held within the pelvic floor protrudes into the vaginal wall. There is a hammock-like connective tissue within the pelvic floor that supports the bladder, uterus and rectum. If the tissues become damaged or broken, it can cause the organs to fall into the vagina and pelvic organ prolapse to occur.

What are the symptoms of POP?

Some symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse may include:

  • abnormal bleeding
  • lower back pain
  • painful intercourse
  • pressure or fullness in the pelvis
  • urinary incontinence

Depending upon the severity of the prolapse, surgery may be required. Doctors will usually try all non-surgical methods before resorting to surgery.

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is a gynaecologic surgery that removes the uterus or womb. After the procedure, you will no longer have menstrual periods and you cannot become pregnant. In some cases, the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and other surrounding structures may also be removed. Hysterectomies are performed to treat uterine fibroids (which cause pain, bleeding and other issues) and uterine prolapse. This procedure is only suggested when the patient is experiencing extreme pain and other courses of treatment haven’t worked.

What is hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that requires no external incisions. Instead, surgical instruments are inserted into the uterus vaginally through the cervix. During the procedure, a thin, lighted tube with a camera attached (a hysteroscope) is inserted into the vagina. This allows your doctor to view the surgical area. Surgical instruments are also inserted vaginally to remove non-cancerous growths, such as polyps and uterine fibroids.

What is laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy allows doctors to view and perform surgery on the pelvic organs and structures. 2 or 3 small incisions are made in the abdomen and a long, thin instrument with a camera and a light on the end is inserted to view the internal structures. With this procedure, Dr. Adelasoye can perform hysterectomies and endometriosis surgery.

Gynaecologic surgery in Campbell River, British Columbia

Dr. Adelasoye treats pelvic organ prolapse and performs gynaecologic surgeries by referral only. Please have your primary care doctor contact our Campbell River office for a referral to our practice. All surgeries are performed at North Island Hospital in Campbell River, where Dr. Adelasoye has full hospital privileges.