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 £5,811 Included £5,811
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £6,011
Initial consultation
Hospital fees N/A
Consultants fees £200
Diagnostic investigations
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees N/A
Main treatment
Hospital fees £5,811
Consultants fees Included
Post discharge care
Hospital fees Included
Consultants fees Included
Total £6,011

Terms & Conditions

Treatment prices displayed are a guide for initial consultation, and a guide price for our fixed price packages which include pre-assessment, procedure and aftercare. Your Consultant will be able to discuss costs in greater detail at your consultation, after which a quote of your fixed price package will be provided [which is subject to results of any pre-assessment tests]. Prices can be subject to change.

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