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  • SubGenre:Women's Health
  • Language:English
  • Pages:132
  • Paperback ISBN:9781682221860

Unlocking the Female Pelvic Floor

A Guide for Symptom Relief With Illustrative Patient Stories

by Professor Peter Petros , Joan McCredie and Dr Patricia M Skilling Mb Chb

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One aim in writing this book is to acquaint women with a revolution in thinking, that the source of most of these symptoms is damage to the vaginal ligaments, not the actual organ. We use a scientifically tested method to treat the above conditions. It is called the Integral System and it works by strengthening the vaginal ligaments with special exercises, or with new “keyhole” surgery methods. A second more important aim is to empower women with sufficient knowledge to more meaningfully discuss their problems with their physician.
This book is based on a major scientific discovery, the “Integral System”, by Professor Petros (Australia) and Professor Ulmsten (Sweden) who proposed that bowel and bladder problems originate mainly from a damaged vagina or the ligaments which support it and not from the organs themselves. One application, the midurethral sling operation, also invented by Petros & Ulmsten, has changed the lives of millions of women since the year 2000, converting a painful operation involving a12 day hospital stay with indwelling urinary catheters, to a fairly painless day-care operation. The experience of myself and other surgeons confirms cure or major improvement of other symptoms, urgency, nocturia, pelvic pain and bowel incontinence, following similar day-care repair of other ligaments. It takes many years for such a radical change in thinking to become widely known. This book is timely. It informs women how damaged vaginal ligaments can cause specific problem and how such problems can be cured or improved with a time-efficient pelvic floor regime, or with minimally invasive surgery
About the author
Professor Peter Petros, DSc DS (UWA) PhD (Uppsala) MB BS MD (Syd) FRCOG (Lond) FRANZCOG CU is a highly experienced pelvic floor reconstructive surgeon. He is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of incontinence and prolapse both in basic science and surgery. He has written a major medical textbook on “The Female Pelvic Floor” now in its 3rd edition, which has been translated into 8 languages. He now lives and works in Sydney.