20% of women suffer from pelvic floor prolapse, a condition that leads to internal organs pressing on the pelvic floor in a way that can cause recurrent urinary tract infections, vaginal bleeding, pain, discomfort in intercourse and a sharp decline in quality of life. To date, women who have suffered pelvic floor prolapse have had to undergo hysterectomy which has a significant physiological and psychological impact, and recovery time is difficult and long.
In recent years, anchoring solutions have been developed using an artificial, alternating pelvic floor, but these solutions are not durable over time and are characterized by bleeding and side effects.
Prof. Menachem Neumann, a urologist and founder of the start-up company “pop medical”, has developed an innovative device that is a new method for anchoring the pelvic floor to the tendons, in a way that shortens the duration of treatment to a quarter of an hour compared to an hour and more with other methods.
The device is worn on the doctor’s finger like a thimble. The doctor inserts the finger into the vagina and with its help can identify the exact location for the treatment and move tissue that may be damaged in the process. Only that the device is placed in the right place, the doctor releases anchoring pins that connect to the tendons and when he pulls out the device and his finger, a surgical sewing thread is left behind which completes the anchoring operation.
Dorit Wertsman, 73, a patient of Prof. Menachem Neumann, underwent the innovative medical procedure at Rafael Hospital about a month ago, and after about 30 years in which she suffered a pelvic prolapse, she returned to a normal life. Wertsman said that for years she suffered from a pelvic prolapse that got worse: “The main difficulty was constantly dealing with a ball between my legs, which interfered with my lifestyle.”
For years, Wertsman walked around with an unpleasant sensation of another limb between her legs, pressure and discomfort, but she feared a complicated medical procedure that included surgery to open the abdomen and sometimes even a hysterectomy.
She knew that in time she would have to deal with the problem of pelvic prolapse, when the acute prolapse she came to Prof. Menachem Neumann after the recommendations she received. When she heard about the innovative device that shortens the duration of the medical procedure and the recovery time, she decided to undergo the surgery at Rafael Hospital.
Wertsman said after the operation: “The operation experience at Rafael Hospital was special and contributed greatly to relieving my fears of the medical procedure. I did not suffer any pain after the operation or a feeling of discomfort, I feel about a month after the operation that my quality of life returned.” I recommend to any woman who is undecided to undergo the medical procedure without fear. “