Making decisions about which treatment path to take can be difficult when you have a prolapse. Each path (conservative management, pessary, or surgery) has benefits and drawbacks. There is a lot of conflicting evidence, and often not much objective research.
So it can be very disheartening if you make the decision to proceed with surgery to then find out that there are so many types available, and that there is a lot of controversy about many prolapse repair techniques.
The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia is a well-respected research hospital. They have put together the following information to outline the main types of prolapse repair surgery available, and the dangers and benefits of each: More about surgery.
Reading this resource can really help you to be informed about procedures that have been suggested to you. It can also help you to determine if your surgeon is right for you. If they are suggesting a type of surgery that seems less appropriate than another, considering your lifestyle and health, then it might be a good idea to seek a second opinion.
Surgery, like all forms of prolapse treatment, is a big decision that can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Make sure you are informed and confident before you proceed.