Female Organ Prolapse Surgery
At the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Albert Pisani, M.D., regularly performs procedures to treat female organ prolapse and provide relief to those who have the condition. Dr. Pisani also advises patients on non-surgical methods to cope with prolapse, including lifestyle changes, exercises and medication.
About the Surgery
Dr. Pisani uses a surgical procedure called a “laparoscopic colpopexy” to repair pelvic prolapse. With robotic and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques, Dr. Pisani places a synthetic graft to support the sagging pelvic organs. Other procedures to help with urinary incontinence and looseness in the tone of a patient’s vaginal tissue are often performed at the same time.
The procedure is performed at El Camino Hospital under general anesthesia/epidural, and requires a one- to two-day hospital stay. The patient will have to restrict her activities for approximately one month and refrain from sexual intercourse for eight to 10 weeks to allow the body sufficient time to heal. The prolapse repair procedure is not recommended for women who plan to have more children.
Meet our Doctor
Albert Pisani, M.D.
Dr. Pisani received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in 1988. He completed an internship and residency at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and completed his fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1995.
Dr. Pisani is board certified in gynecologic oncology. He is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Pisani’s professional interests include advanced laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci robotic surgery and minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for pelvic prolapse.
PAMF offers female organ prolapsed surgery in Santa Clara County and services patients in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
El Camino Hospital
2490 Hospital Drive, Suite 102
Mountain View, California 94040