ProlapLase® is a laser treatment for prolapse of pelvic floor / rectocele , cystocele/
Prolapse can be vaginal, urethral or anal, and is a common problem that affects up to 50% of women during childbirth. In the past, the only way to treat these conditions was the use of vaginal pessaries or surgical intervention. Both of these treatment modalities however carry significant complications and side effects. ProlapLase® is a revolutionary and non-invasive treatment for vaginal prolapse using laser technology. The laser treatment works by creating a gentle thermal effect on the vaginal canal, which leads to increased collagen formation to help firm up the vaginal canal. Peer-reviewed clinical trials have demonstrated a high level of effectiveness, safety and patient satisfaction in laser treatments of prolapse.
How does ProlapLase® work?
The laser treatment is based on precisely targeted and controlled photo-thermal effect of the laser on the vaginal wall tissue. This leads to stimulation of collagen formation within the walls of the vagina which causes firming of the walls and narrowing of the vaginal canal. The strengthening and firming of these tissues helps support and stabilise the position of the vagina within the pelvic floor, leading to resolution of the prolapse. The laser protocol involves 3 phases:
Phase 1: 360 degree circular laser irradiation of the vaginal canal
Phase 2: Angular laser irradiation of the areas affected by prolapse. Vaginal side walls irradiated for vaginal prolapse, the frontal wall is irradiated for urethral prolapse treatment or the back wall is irradiated for treatment of anal prolapse.
Phase 3: Laser irradiation to the vestibule (opening) of the vagina.
For effective treatment we advise multiple treatment cycles. Mild-moderate cases usually require around 5-6 treatments, however more severe cases may need up to 8-10 treatment cycles. The treatment cycles are usually 8-10 weeks apart.
Results from clinical trials presented by Dr. Ogrinc and Dr. Sencar have shown that laser treatment of prolapse is effective, safe and non-invasive. Their results have shown that:
1. Degree of prolapse was significantly reduced even after the first treatment cycle
2. The prolapse continued to significantly improve following multiple treatment cycles
3. The degree of experienced patient discomfort was minimal (Average VAS score was 0.4; This is a scale of pain from 0 (no pain) to 10 (most pain one could experience))
4. Patient satisfaction with treatment was very high with median score of 4 on a 1-5 scale (1 meaning least satisfied, 5 meaning most satisfied)
5. They have found no significant side effects of treatment
The benefits of ProlapLase®
– Non-invasive; minimal discomfort, no injections, no surgery, no general or local anaesthetic required
– Minimal side effects compared to surgical treatments
– Out-patient treatment; no need for hospital admission or surgical preparation.
– No down-time; following the procedure patients can continue their daily activities
Before your treatment we kindly ask that you attend a general gynecological examination and bring the results with you to your appointment. These results shouldn’t be older than 6 months.
Who provides ProlapLase® at our clinic?
The ProlapLase® treatments at our clinics are carried out by our fully ProlapLase® certified and trained Urologists. They have all attended and passed an extensive training program at the Laser and Health Academy with world-renoun experts in laser medicine and laser technology. All the laser technologies and equipment we use is from Fotona is CE certified (quality assured for European standards). The ProlapLase® treatment is also CE certified for treatment of prolapse of the pelivic region.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Vaginal prolaps, cystocele, rectocele
For women with cystocele , women with rectocele, women with vaginal prolaps
Men, women with urogenital cancer, women with acute urogenital inflamatatory desease, pregnant women
No special recommendations or limitations before procedure. Procedure is not recomended in time of menstruation.
Following pre procedure we recommend 7 days sexual abstinence and 3-4 weeks to avoid heavy physicall effort.
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