Sacrospinous Fixation (SSF)

What is Sacrospinous Fixation (SSF)?

It is an operation to treat a prolapsed womb or top of the vagina (in case of a previous hysterectomy). The procedure is performed through an incision in the back wall of the vagina. The top of vagina or the cervix is hitched up to a strong ligament at the back of the pelvis, the Sacrospinous ligament.

How successful is the operation?

The operation is very successful with success rates of about 90% in curing the prolapse.

What are the risks?

As with any surgical procedure and general anaesthetic, there is a degree of risk involved. The risks and complications will be discussed by the treating Consultant. Some general surgical risks are:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Buttock pain that may last for a few weeks
  • Allergic reaction to drugs or anaesthetic

How soon will I recover?

Most women need 8-12 weeks off work after surgery for prolapse. To prevent your surgery from failing you must avoid any heavy lifting, carrying or any strain on the abdomen for 8 weeks. You should also make sure you drink plenty of water and follow a sensible diet high in fibre to avoid constipation.

Pricing

Sacrospinous fixation

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £5,985 Included £5,985
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £6,185
Initial consultation
Hospital fees N/A
Consultants fees £200
Diagnostic investigations
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees N/A
Main treatment
Hospital fees £5,985
Consultants fees Included
Post discharge care
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees Included
Total £6,185

Terms & Conditions

This is a guide price for your consultation and treatment package. Your consultant will be able to discuss treatment options and costs with you (subject to your pre-assessment tests) so you are able to make an informed decision that’s right for you. The fixed cost will be confirmed in writing at time of booking your treatment. Prices can be subject to change. For more information please refer to our terms and conditions (large print version).

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