Reconstructive Pelvic Floor Surgery According to the Integral Theory

  • Peter Petros


Reconstructive pelvic floor surgery according to the Integral Theory differs from conventional surgery in four ways:
  1. 1.

    It is minimally invasive (day-care).

  2. 2.

    It is based on specific surgical principles which minimize risk, pain and discomfort to the patient.

  3. 3.

    It takes an holistic approach to pelvic floor dysfunction by isolating the contribution(s) of each zone of the vagina to dysfunction.

  4. 4.

    It has a symptom-based emphasis (the Pictorial Diagnostic Algorithm) which expands the surgical indicators to include cases with major symptoms and only minimal prolapse.



Pelvic Floor Bladder Neck Uterosacral Ligament Perineal Body Levator Plate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Petros
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  1. 1.Royal Perth Hospital and University of Western AustraliaPerthAustralia

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