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Robotic-assisted Sacrocolpopexy: Vaginal Prolapse Surgery

Turn to the experienced surgical staff of Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona for laparoscopic robotic sacrocolpopexy surgery, a minimally invasive procedure used to correct advanced vaginal and pelvic organ prolapse. As leaders in urologic care for men and women, the urologists of our state-of-the-art facilities located throughout the Phoenix regions of Buckeye, Litchfield Park, Anthem, Sun City, Wickenburg, and Peoria, Arizona (AZ) specialize in robotic alternatives for traditional open surgery. From minimally invasive robotic prostatectomy to the da Vinci® sacrocolpopexy surgery for uterine or vaginal vault prolapse, our commitment to our patients is to offer the most advanced technologies proven to reduce risk, improve the speed of recovery, and elevate overall quality of life.

Open Vs. Robotic Sacrocolpopexy Surgery

Vaginal and uterine prolapse occurs when the positioning of the pelvic organs (vagina, uterus, bladder, or rectum) fall out of place and into the vaginal canal. To restore pelvic structure and to relieve symptoms, a surgical procedure known as a sacrocolpopexy may be recommended. During sacrocolpopexy, surgeons affix synthetic mesh that is attached to the vagina to the tailbone to hold the vagina in its correct anatomical position. Traditionally, sacrocolpopexy is performed as an open procedure in which a 15-30 cm horizontal incision is made in the lower abdomen. Today, advances in minimally invasive technology have ushered in a new era of vaginal prolapse surgery known as the da Vinci robotic sacrocolpopexy. In this state-of-the-art procedure, pelvic organs are accessed through a series of four small incisions called ports. Using a patient-side console equipped with a magnified view of the operating site, surgeons direct the movement of robotic arms and instrumentation. When carried out by an experienced urologist like those of Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona, da Vinci robotic sacrocolpopexy surgery offers benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Reduced blood loss
  • Less risk of infection
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Reduced scarring
  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activities


To find out if you are a candidate for robotic surgery for vaginal prolapse, contact Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona. Our patient-centric approach to care combined with the experience of an elite staff of urologic specialists ensures a custom-tailored approach to treatment that is molded around the unique needs of each patient and pelvic floor disorder.

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If you suffer from incontinence at any age, the Urologists at Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona want you to know that this urological problem does not need to rule your life. We have a variety of treatment options available that can help you manage your incontinence and improve your overall well-being.

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Meet the Providers


Jeffrey A. Stern, MD, FACS

Aaron W. LaTowsky, MD

David J. Kaplan, MD

Chandan Kundavaram, MD

John Mai, MD

Paul M. Papoff, MD, FRCS(C)

Amy Schlaifer, MD


Jennifer Klauschie, MD

Keri Wong, MD


Loren L. Faaborg, MD, FACOG

Advanced Practice Providers:

Tyler W. Chavez, MHS, PA-C

Katie Gillies, MMS, PA-C

Madison Palmer, PA-C

Debbie Sullivan, PhD, RN, PA-C

Jamie Tumbleson, ANP

Areas of Expertise

Prostate Cancer
da Vinci Robotic Surgery
GreenLight Laser
Female Vaginal Prolapse
Erectile Dysfunction
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

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