colpocystourethropexy

colpocystourethropexy

(kŏl″pō-sĭs-tō-ū-rē′thrō-pĕks-ē)
The transvaginal surgical suspension of the urethra and bladder—used to treat urinary incontinence in women. The surgery restores the proper cystourethral angle for normal urinary continence.

Patient care

The procedure and associated sensations are explained preoperatively, along with postoperative regimens and expectations. Postoperatively, general patient care concerns apply. Vital signs are recorded postoperatively. The drainage catheter is checked. The patient is encouraged to maintain a high intake of fluids to help prevent infection. Intake and output measurements and recording are a primary requirement and the patient is taught to participate in this activity.