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Enterocele and Rectocele Repair in Charleston, SC

At Lowcountry Urology Clinics in Charleston, SC, our skilled physicians specialize in the treatment and repair of enteroceles and rectoceles, providing compassionate care and effective solutions for our patients. Our experienced urologists are dedicated to providing evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for enterocele and rectocele repair. Using advanced techniques and personalized approaches, we strive to deliver optimal outcomes and improve our patients’ quality of life. Schedule an appointment with one of our urology clinics.

Definition of Enterocele

An enterocele is a vaginal hernia, when small intestines and peritoneum protrude into the patient’s vaginal canal. The small bowel descends into the lower pelvic cavity, pushing at the top of the vagina, creating a bulge. This condition occurs mostly to women following a hysterectomy procedure.

Childbirth and aging can also weaken the pelvic floor that supporting the bladder, uterus, colon and small intestine. This can lead to an enterocele.

Enterocele Treatment and Repair

While minor enteroceles can sometimes be managed with pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises, more severe enteroceles will require surgical repair. This surgery is often performed laparoscopically.

Definition of Rectocele

A rectocele, or posterior prolapse, occurs when the thin wall of fibrous tissue separating the rectum from the vagina weakens. This typically results in the front wall of the rectum bulging into the vagina. This condition may cause discomfort and can complicate bowel movements, but is not typically painful.

Rectocele Treatment and Repair

If the rectocele is particularly bothersome, or if it protrudes outside of the vagina, as it does in some cases, your Urologist may opt for surgery. Excess stretched tissue may be removed and, at times, a reinforcing mesh may be added to support the wall between the rectum and vagina.

Choose Lowcountry Urology Clinics for Your Patients

For your patients that may benefit from an enterocele and rectocele repair procedure, Lowcountry Urology Clinics of Charleston SC is a referral you can make with confidence. Contact us today!

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