Will I feel a lot of pain after the surgery?

Not a lot, but some yes. But it all depends on the type of procedure to be done and the patients Pain Tolerance, to some people everything hurts and to others nothing hurts.

But in general it is manageable, with time and pain killers and only last a couple of days, very much like the Episiotomy (incision made for vaginal deliveries), only this pain is less because the area is smaller and patient was not in Labor for hours which aggravates the pain and recuperation period.

How long will I have sexual abstinence after my surgery?

4-6 weeks is the rule of thumb, but again this depends on both the type of surgery done and patient.

What type of anesthesia will I be administered?

The majority of this procedures use the "Epidural" with this type, you are awake with an added Intravenous Sedation, you are calm and relaxed, and in other rare cases we use Local or General Anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia to be administered will depend on the patients (needs and risks), also on the type surgery to be performed.

Once the Cardiologist pre surgical visit gives you an OK for surgery the anesthesiologist will interview you and decide the type of anesthesia you will be administered, in more than 90% of cases it will be an Epidural.

When can I go back to work?

Majority of patients can go back to work within 1-2 weeks post surgery. But as in other cases this will depend on Type of Surgery performed Patients Compliance and age.

I wish to have a surgery performed, but afterwards I do not want to get pregnant, can this be done?

Yes, the Tubal Ligation is solicited by many patients who do not want to bear more children after having either a Gynecological procedure or Plastic Surgery done by their Plastic Surgeon (like "Tummy Tuck", Liposuction etc.)

This is a small incision above the Pubic area (sometimes under the Plastic Surgeons abdominoplasty) if your wish is only having vaginal reconstruction and or Cosmetic Gynecology it can also be done.

How much does one of this surgery costs?

Price varies according to the type and number of procedures done and the fact that is not only one procedure done for everyone, depending on your needs and symptoms.

We could tell you the Price once we evaluate you through a medical questionnaire and examination.

Price Includes: Clinic stay, Use of the Operating room, Anesthesiologist Fees, Surgical Assistant, Post Surgical Visits.

Will I feel a lot of pain after the surgery?

Not a lot, but some yes. But it all depends on the type of procedure to be done and the patients Pain Tolerance, to some people everything hurts and to others nothing hurts.

But in general it is manageable, with time and pain killers and only last a couple of days, very much like the Episiotomy (incision made for vaginal deliveries), only this pain is less because the area is smaller and patient was not in Labor for hours which aggravates the pain and recuperation period.

How long will I have sexual abstinence after my surgery?

4-6 weeks is the rule of thumb, but again this depends on both the type of surgery done and patient.

What type of anesthesia will I be administered?

The majority of this procedures use the "Epidural" with this type, you are awake with an added Intravenous Sedation, you are calm and relaxed, and in other rare cases we use Local or General Anesthesia.

The type of anesthesia to be administered will depend on the patients (needs and risks), also on the type surgery to be performed.

Once the Cardiologist pre surgical visit gives you an OK for surgery the anesthesiologist will interview you and decide the type of anesthesia you will be administered, in more than 90% of cases it will be an Epidural.

When can I go back to work?

Majority of patients can go back to work within 1-2 weeks post surgery. But as in other cases this will depend on Type of Surgery performed Patients Compliance and age.

I wish to have a surgery performed, but afterwards I do not want to get pregnant, can this be done?

Yes, the Tubal Ligation is solicited by many patients who do not want to bear more children after having either a Gynecological procedure or Plastic Surgery done by their Plastic Surgeon (like "Tummy Tuck", Liposuction etc.)

This is a small incision above the Pubic area (sometimes under the Plastic Surgeons abdominoplasty) if your wish is only having vaginal reconstruction and or Cosmetic Gynecology it can also be done.

How much does one of this surgery costs?

Price varies according to the type and number of procedures done and the fact that is not only one procedure done for everyone, depending on your needs and symptoms.

We could tell you the Price once we evaluate you through a medical questionnaire and examination.

Price Includes: Clinic stay, Use of the Operating room, Anesthesiologist Fees, Surgical Assistant, Post Surgical Visits.

What are the surgical risks?

This type of surgery has few risks due to the fact that the abdomen has not to be opened and the are to be operated is exposed giving both the physician and patient an early look at any complication arising.

But as in any other procedure there are risks of bleeding and infection which will not be too big because the area is very small.

Can I have done both a Gynecological and a plastic Surgery done?

Yes, due to the characteristics of both specialties you could have a gynecological procedure done with Dr. Benzo and Plastic Surgery done by the plastic surgeon of your choice, this will optimize the surgical time.

Can I have vaginal surgery even if I don't have "loss of vaginal muscle tone"?

Yes the majority of patients come due to loss of vaginal muscle tone and others come to improve aspects of their intimacy. Among the most solicited is Labial Plasty, this sometimes due to an exaggerated length cause discomfort for the couple during intercourse.

What are Kegel Exercises?

These are voluntary contractions of the Lower Genital Tract (Pelvic Diaphragm), enabling patient's muscles to strengthen around the Urethra, Vagina and rectum. These are very useful for patients who suffer from Urinary Incontinence.

They are performed as follows:

  • Contract the muscles as you would to stop urinary stream, only DO NOT PERFORM WHILE URINATING (common mistake among both physicians and patients)
  • Maintain this contraction for 10 seconds then relax the muscles.
  • Perform them between 10-20 times 3 times a day.
  • Be aware not to be contracting muscles in nearby areas (gluteus, thighs, abdomen).

What's the most important thing that I will have to do before and after the surgery?

Before:

  1. Know very well what your expectations and/or what your major complaints are so that both you and the physician together explore what best suits you.
  2. Avoid Smoking.
  3. Eat lots of fiber and fruit in order to avoid post surgical constipation.
  4. Tell your physician (Gynecologist, Cardiologist and Anesthesiologist) any illnes you might have suffered and medication you are taking.
  5. Be sure not to get pregnant while getting ready for surgery.

After the surgery during reuperation period the patient should:

  1. Take analegesics and antibiotics prescribed by the Physician(s)
  2. Eat soft food, fruit and lots of fiber to avoid constipation that could put pressure on sutures placed on the lower genital tract.
  3. Avoid activities that demand lots of energy.
  4. Have Sitz baths
  5. Do not place objects in the vagina during the next 6 weeks including tampons, vaginal showers and of course sex.

How can I know that "something went wrong during my surgery"?

If you experience any of the following:

  • Severe abdominal cramps and/or pain
  • Fever or chills
  • Vomits
  • Fainting
  • Prolonged bleeding
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Red or Violet coloration around the surgical area
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
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