Patent Number: 8,491,460

Title: Method and apparatus for treating vaginal prolapse

Abstract: A method and apparatus for restoring a prolapsed vagina within a patient pelvic cavity without insertion through the vaginal cavity and without attachment to the sacrum. The apparatus includes a plurality of tubular mesh grafts for insertion through a non-vaginal laparoscopic port wherein each tubular mesh graft has an internal end and an external end and installed surgical suture woven into the external end; and further wherein the internal end is attached to a vaginal apex and a surgical button for each tubular mesh graft, that is adapted to slide on installed surgical suture from a location external to the patient's body using one of a plurality of non-vaginal groin passageways until each surgical button can be secured adjacent the external end of each tubular mesh graft leaving the tubular mesh graft within the patient pelvic cavity supporting the prolapsed vagina.

Inventors: Montgomery, III; Joseph S. (Cypress, TX)


International Classification: A61F 2/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-07-23 0:00:00