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Sacrospinous Fixation SSF (hysteropexy)

Sacrospinous fixation (hysteropexy) surgery helps restore support to the uterus or vaginal vault in the case of a previous hysterectomy (uterus removal).

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.

Sacrospinous fixation

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £6826 Included £6,826
Consultants fees £200 N/A Plus initial consultation fee Included £200
Total £6826 plus initial consultation fee.

Specialists Offering Sacrospinous Fixation SSF (hysteropexy)

Mr Adeyemi Ogunremi

Consultant Gynaecologist

MBBS, FRCOG, MFFP

BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital 1 more BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Amer Elbaba

Consultant Gynaecologist

MD, PGDip (urology), MRCS, MRCOG, CCT (RCOG)

BMI The Huddersfield Hospital

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Mr Kostis Nikolopoulos

Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist / Urogynaecologist

MSc MRCOG

BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Dr Sujata Gupta

Consultant Gynaecologist

MBBS, M.D., MRCOG, MSc Advanced Gynae Endoscopy

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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