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Pelvic Floor Revision

Pelvic Floor Revision

Meet Dr. Karram, a globally recognized urogynecologist and pelvic surgeon, celebrated for his groundbreaking work in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His credentials are as impressive as they are extensive, boasting board certifications in Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. 

Dr. Karram’s scholarly contributions are vast, with over 200 scientific articles, book chapters, and co-authorship of seminal textbooks such as “Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery” and the “Atlas of Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery”. His eight-part series, “Female Pelvic Surgery Video Atlas”, is a testament to his dedication to sharing knowledge and shaping the future of his field.

Revision surgery in urogynecology and female pelvic medicine often becomes necessary due to a range of factors. Here are some of the most common reasons:


  1. Failure of Initial Procedure: The most common reason for revision surgery is the failure of the initial procedure to address the original problem. For instance, if the initial surgery does not adequately correct the issue or if the issue recurs after surgery, a revision surgery might be required.


  1. Mesh Complications: If mesh is used in the original surgery, complications can arise, including mesh erosion, exposure, or contraction. These complications can cause pain, infections, bleeding, and other issues, necessitating a revision surgery to address the problem.


  1. Organ Prolapse: A common issue in urogynecology is organ prolapse, where pelvic organs like the bladder or uterus descend due to weak muscles or ligaments. If the initial surgery does not correct the prolapse, or if another organ prolapses, a revision surgery might be needed.


  1. Incontinence: Surgery to correct incontinence might not be successful, requiring revision surgery. Sometimes, new onset incontinence might appear post-operatively, requiring additional surgical intervention.


  1. Surgical Complications: Complications from the initial surgery, such as infection, wound dehiscence, or fistula formation, might necessitate revision surgery.


  1. Post-Surgical Pain: If the patient continues to experience discomfort or pain after the initial surgery, a revision might be needed to identify and address the cause of the pain.


Remember that patient consent and thorough understanding of potential risks and benefits are crucial before undertaking any revision procedure. Additionally, all these possibilities underline the importance of having an experienced and highly skilled surgeon perform these procedures initially.

Am I a Good Candidate for Revision Urogynecology?

If you’ve had previous pelvic surgery and are still experiencing symptoms or have developed new ones, you may be a candidate for revision surgery. This decision is made after a comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, current symptoms, and overall health status. Dr. Karram and his team will guide you through this process, ensuring you understand all your options.

How is Revision Urogynecology Performed?

Revision urogynecology surgery is tailored to each patient’s unique needs. It may involve addressing complications from previous surgeries, treating recurrent conditions, or managing new issues. Dr. Karram utilizes the latest surgical techniques and technologies, including minimally invasive procedures, to ensure optimal results and minimal recovery time.

What is Post Op Recovery Like?

Recovery from revision urogynecology surgery varies depending on the complexity of the procedure and individual patient factors. Generally, patients can expect to spend some time resting and healing post-surgery. Dr. Karram and his team provide comprehensive post-operative care instructions and support to ensure a smooth recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have many questions about revision urogynecology surgery. Our team is here to provide clear, comprehensive answers. Whether you’re curious about the risks and benefits of surgery, what to expect during recovery, or how to prepare for your procedure, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Remember, your health and comfort are our top priorities. We’re committed to providing the highest level of care and support throughout your journey with us.