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Can a cyctocele and rectocele be repaired surgically under an epidural or spinal anesthetic?

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Dr. Donald Kim
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Both procedure can be performed under an epidural or spinal anesthetic. Options are best discussed with your surgeon.
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Yes.: A cystocele and a rectocele can be repaired using a vaginal approach under spinal or epidural anesthesia. If your surgeon feels that a laparoscopic procedure would be best for your problem then you would require general anesthesia.

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Last updated Mar 16, 2017

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