This procedure is used to repair the vaginal wall herniation that occurs with urethrocele, cystocele, or rectocele. This is occasionally performed to treat stress incontinence in women by supporting the bladder and urethra in its proper position, so it can function properly. As with most other surgical procedures, it is advised that you try medication and bladder retraining therapy first, before resorting to surgical treatment.
Update Date 6/2/2014
Updated by: Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.