Pelvic Floor Repair
Trust professionals at North Carolina Surgery in Raleigh and Cary to offer compassionate care for pelvic floor disorders, including bowel incontinence, constipation and rectal prolapse.
What Is the Pelvic Floor?
Your pelvic floor consists of the base of your abdomen, commonly known as your core. Your pelvic floor muscles are located in your pelvis and stretch from the front of your body in the pubic bone to the back of your body in your tailbone. These muscles stabilize your spine as well as give you the support to control your bladder and bowels. When your pelvic floor muscles are weakened or overstrained, you may experience pelvic floor disorders.
Pelvic Floor Disorders We Treat
Pelvic floor disorder disorders treated at North Carolina Surgery include:
- Fecal incontinence (loss of bowel control)
- Rectal prolapse
Surgery for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
If lifestyle changes or nonsurgical treatments don’t relieve your symptoms, you may benefit from a surgical procedure such as:
- Anal sphincter repair – Tightens muscles that control the release of stool
- Diversion – Reroutes the path of waste to an external pouch through an opening created in the wall of your abdomen
- Sacral nerve stimulation – Places a small device in your body that sends out mild electrical impulses to the muscles that control the bowels
- Rectal prolapse surgery – Repairs loose tissue near the end of the large intestine that slides downward