Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 187–193

Patient Safety and Surgical Intervention for Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse


  • Alex Gomelsky
    • Department of UrologyLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center–Shreveport
  • Jason McCourt
    • MS III, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center–Shreveport School of Medicine
    • Department of Urologic SurgeryVanderbilt University Medical Center
Stress Incontinence and Pelvic Prolapse (RR Dmochowski, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11884-012-0135-x

Cite this article as:
Gomelsky, A., McCourt, J. & Dmochowski, R.R. Curr Bladder Dysfunct Rep (2012) 7: 187. doi:10.1007/s11884-012-0135-x


While surgical options for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse continue to become less-invasive, complications can still occur. Measures to standardize the preoperative diagnosis and treatment options are currently being developed. Likewise, the American Urological Association has developed best practice statements regarding the administration of perioperative antibiotics and prevention of deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing pelvic surgery. Furthermore, other perioperative steps, such as the type of bowel preparation and proper patient positioning, play a significant role in perioperative morbidity. A discussion of available evidence regarding these perioperative issues is presented in this paper.


Stress urinary incontinencePelvic organ prolapseSurgeryComplicationsPatient safetySurgical interventionQuality indicatorsPerioperativeBowel preparationPositioningAntibioticsDeep vein thrombosis

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