Prolapse repair (Manchester)
The Manchester method of prolapse repair is performed
The operation is performed through the vagina. Only the cervix is removed. The uterus, bladder and rectum are stitched back into their normal positions.
The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic
During the operation, a catheter may be passed
up the urethra into the bladder to drain off the urine.
There will be some discomfort following surgery
The average hospital stay is 5-6 days and normal activities can usually be resumed within 6 weeks.
Any subsequent pregnancy will have to be delivered by caesarean section to avoid stretching the previous repair.