A vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the bladder and vagina, which allows the involuntary flow of urine. The condition is surgically treated with laparoscopic vesicovaginal fistula repair and is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon makes 3 to 4 small incisions in the lower abdomen. A laparoscope (tube with a light and a miniature camera) is inserted to locate the fistula. Surgical instruments are inserted through the other incisions to cut and remove the fistula. The walls of the urinary tract and vagina are repaired. Your surgeon closes the abdominal incisions firmly with sutures. A catheter may be left in place to drain urine from the bladder. The complete surgery may take 3 hours and you may have to stay in hospital for 3 to 5 days after the surgery.
Like all surgical procedures, laparoscopic vesicovaginal fistula repair may be associated with certain complications, which include:
The advantages of laparoscopic vesicovaginal fistula repair when compared to open repair include:
NMC UroCare provides specialized and experienced urologists and the best quality treatments available. For further information on Laparoscopic Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair, please contact NMC UroCare at http://www.nmcurocare.ae/contact-us/.