Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair restores the integrity of the vaginal and bladder walls, and alleviates the many devastating symptoms caused by this condition. For patients suffering from vesicovaginal fistulae, surgery is an essential part of restoring their quality of life.
During a vesicovaginal fistula repair surgery, Dr. Bonni will locate the fistula linking the bladder and vagina. The tissues that have fused to form the perimeter of the opening are incised, separating each organ. Once freed, the opening in each is closed. Vesicovaginal fistula repair is approached on a case-by-case basis. The size and condition of the fistula, its location in the vagina, and the patient’s unique anatomy are all factors that will determine the best surgical approach. It will also determine the best method of restoring the walls of the bladder and vagina. This procedure can be performed via the vagina or an incision in the abdomen, and laparoscopic techniques may be used in some cases.