The surgery is done under general anaesthesia. The anaesthetist will discuss with you the advantages and disadvantages of both methods.
An abdominal incision is made. The synthetic mesh is stitched to the posterior surface of the vagina and to the ligaments in front of the spine.
A tube/drain may be inserted into the abdomen to monitor the bleeding.
A catheter will be inserted into the bladder as there may be difficulty in urination immediately after the procedure.
Painkillers, laxatives and antibiotics would generally be prescribed after the procedure.