Introduction to Colporrhaphy

WCJC providers are highly trained in this minimally invasive surgery and in recognizing when it is appropriate for our patients.

Bladder, urethral, or rectal prolapse typically happen over time and can be prompted by childbirth, a history of constipation, or nerve damage. This change can be so subtle that some may not even realize the signs of prolapse until it has progressed. Although symptoms can be temporarily addressed through the use of stool softeners, when prolapse occurs, surgery is likely necessary.

The providers at Women’s Clinic of Johnson County have decades of combined experience in diagnosing and repairing prolapse using a surgery called Anterior (Cystocele) and Posterior (Rectocele) Repair, also called colporrhaphy.

Service Overview

What it Covers

  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Urine Leakage

Procedure Time

1.5 hours

Hospital Stay


Recovery Time

2 - 6 weeks


Local or General


2 - 6 days

Our Locations

We perform Anterior & Posterior Repair at the following WCJC locations.

Olathe Medical Center


20333 W 151st St
Olathe, KS 66061


Phone 913-791-4200

Advent Health Shawnee Mission


9100 S 74th St
Merriam, KS 66204


Phone 913-676-2000

How it Works

We will provide you with all the information you need to decide if you would like to schedule a colporrhaphy.

During your initial appointment at WCJC, your provider will perform an exam to assess the severity of your prolapse, as well as any additional tests or examinations to determine the exact nature of your condition. This could include EMG, Manometry, Ultrasound, Proctography (defecography), colonoscopy, or even an MRI.

Once we have a comprehensive understanding of what your body needs and you have confirmed your decision to receive a Colporrhaphy, we will schedule the surgery for a day and time that works best for your schedule. Colporrhaphy is an outpatient procedure done under local or general anesthetic. So while a hospital stay is not required, we do require a driver to be present to be able to take you home afterwards.

During this procedure, your provider will make minimal incisions on either the anterior or posterior wall. This will enable her to restore the proper placement of the bladder, urethra, and/or rectum as needed. At this time, she will also be sure to identify any potential weaknesses in the vaginal wall; from there, she can strategically place sutures in the fibromuscular layer to help strengthen this tissue and help prevent prolapse from reoccurring.

Sometimes, patients experiencing bladder or rectal prolapse may also be experiencing incontinence (urinary leakage). In this case, your provider may recommend performing your Kansas City Colporrhaphy in conjunction with a Vaginal Hysterectomy and/or incontinence procedures for urine leakage.


A highly versatile procedure that helps restore your body’s natural function and gets you back to living your best life.

Getting a Colporrhaphy in Kansas City can have great benefits for our patients. It is a minimally invasive procedure that restores proper bladder and rectal function, and we can easily perform it in addition to other helpful, necessary surgical procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll review some of the most common questions the WCJC team receives regarding Anterior & Posterior Repair surgeries in Kansas City.

Post-Operative Recovery

Your post-operative instructions for gynecology procedures were created for you by the Women’s Clinic of Johnson County to aid in your comfort and understanding of the recovery process. Our goal is to provide you with an excellent surgical experience. Thank you for choosing our health care team.

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