Every year, thousands of clients, (many of them uninsured, underinsured, or self insured), turn to the North American Surgery Inc group, to have their surgeries expedited quickly, at significant savings, close to home. No longer is there any need to travel great distances for uninsured medical procedures, such as pelvic floor surgery. If you need pelvic floor surgery, but you are uninsured, North American Surgery can help you.
What does my doctor mean by â€śpelvic floorâ€ť and â€śprolapseâ€ť?
The term â€śpelvic floorâ€ť describes the group of muscles in the pelvis that support the bladder, bowel, vagina and uterus. When these muscles lose their strength and tone, they are said to â€śprolapse.â€ť This is extremely common in women â€“ itâ€™s thought that more than half of all women over age 55 have some form of this problem. Heredity, childbirth, obesity and menopause are all contributing factors.
Your doctor may have mentioned the following terms:
Prolapsed uterus â€“ occurs when the uterus is significantly lower than its normal position.
It is common for more than one of these conditions to be present at the same time. Women who experience a prolapsed uterus may have the sensation of heaviness or pulling in their pelvis. Some women feel as though something is â€śfalling outâ€ť of their vagina. They may also experience low back pain and pain during intercourse.
What happens during a pelvic floor repair or prolapsed uterus repair?
Pelvic floor repair surgery can use your own tissue, donor tissue or a synthetic mesh material to support the organs in the pelvis. Doctors sometimes prefer to perform this surgery vaginally because this procedure is associated with less pain.
Another possible lower-pain alternative is laparoscopic surgery. With this technique the surgeon uses a very small telescope/camera to examine the inside of your body while you are asleep under a general anesthetic. He or she then makes the necessary repairs via a very small incision, using specialized instruments.
If you require a full hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or have other complications, however, you will require full abdominal surgery. Your surgeon can discuss all your options with you and help you make the best decision.
What are the risks of pelvic surgery?
All surgeries carry risks. These include but are not limited to anesthesia, bleeding, infection, pneumonia, blood clots. Potential complications relating specifically to prolapsed uterus repair or other pelvic floor repairs are the risk to surrounding tissues such as the bladder, urinary tract and the bowel. Your surgeon is the best person to assess your risks with you and discuss how to minimize them.
How long will it take me to recover from pelvic surgery?
Recovery time will depend on your medical condition and the nature of your surgery. Recovery from a laparoscopic surgery will likely be a week to 10 days. Recovery from vaginal or full abdominal surgery will be closer to four to six weeks. Total recovery time will also depend on your typical activity level and the amount of lifting and carrying you need to for your work or around the home.
What to do if you are Uninsured, Under-Insured or Self-Insured
North American Surgery Inc. acts as a facilitator, bringing our clients together with private medical clinics and hospitals that can provide the needed services and/or procedures in a timely manner and at affordable prices to the uninsured. If you are uninsured and want more information about private medical care, contact North American Surgery Inc. today.
For the last four years we have been facilitating surgical procedures for clients wishing to access the favorable pricing which we have negotiated with hospitals and clinics across the country.
North American Surgery Inc. is able to access reasonably priced surgical procedures of all types in U.S. based facilities. Our clients pay a small fraction of the standard prices charged by most U.S. hospitals. Typically the prices we have negotiated are comparable to the costs associated with off-shore surgery in places such as India, Thailand or Mexico.
The role of our firm is to act as a facilitator, brining our clients together with private medical services and clinics which can provide the needed services and / or procedures in a timely manner. Once arrangements have been made to the mutual satisfaction of our client and their physician, we have no ongoing involvement in the doctor-patient relationship.