3 The procedure
3.1 Sacrocolpopexy with hysterectomy using mesh to repair uterine prolapse is done with the patient under general anaesthesia. An open or laparoscopic abdominal approach is used after the hysterectomy. Mesh is attached to the apex of the vagina and may also be attached to the anterior or posterior vaginal wall, to prevent future vaginal vault prolapse.
3.2 This procedure can be combined with surgery for stress urinary incontinence such as colposuspension or suburethral sling placement. Several different types of synthetic and biological mesh are available, which vary in structure and in their physical properties, such as absorbability.