This procedure is used to repair the vaginal wall herniation that occurs with urethrocele, cystocele, or rectocele. This is occasionally performed to treat stress incontinence in women by supporting the bladder and urethra in its proper position, so it can function properly. As with most other surgical procedures, it is advised that you try medicines and bladder retraining therapy first, before resorting to surgical treatment.
Review Date 5/31/2018
Updated by: Sovrin M. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.