Women’s center in Salt Lake City, Utah

Opened in 2000, the Women’s Pavilion at St. Mark’s Hospital offers comprehensive care for women in a comfortable, secure atmosphere. With labor and delivery services, a Level III NICU, childbirth education classes, mammography, women's physical therapy, and more, we care for women in Salt Lake City, Utah through all stages of life.

For more information about women’s services at St. Mark's Hospital, please call (855) 849-3365.

At St. Mark’s Hospital, we believe that women are special. We know you put your heart into taking care of everyone around you. That’s why we put that same passion and devotion into taking care of you. Our knowledgeable staff has got you covered, whether you’re navigating pregnancy or menopause, or screening for cancer or fighting osteoporosis.

Expert women’s health services in Salt Lake City

healthgrades seal of excellence in womens health

St. Mark’s Hospital has received the Women’s Health Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to consumers looking to make informed decisions about hospitals and physicians, for the last three years. This recognition ranks our facility in the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for women’s health. Healthgrades also gives St. Mark’s an impressive five-star rating for women's health.

Pelvic organ prolapse

A common condition we see in our Salt Lake City women’s center is pelvic organ prolapse. This is a condition where the tissues that hold your pelvic organs (uterus, bladder, vagina, etc.) weaken and no longer properly support the organs. This can result in a vaginal prolapse or uterine prolapse.

Pelvic organ prolapse, such as a prolapsed uterus, can be caused by many things, however, the greatest factors of pelvic organ prolapse are pregnancy and childbirth.

Treating pelvic organ prolapse

Sacrocolpopexy is a robotic-assisted surgery used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. During the surgery, your surgeon is completely in control and performs all movements and incisions. However, the robotic assistance allows the surgeon to operate with exact precision, especially in small areas.

How a sacocolpopexy works

During a sacrocolpopexy, your surgeon will make a small incision in your abdomen and insert a tiny camera and several miniature robotic surgical tools. The surgeon will lift and repair the prolapsed pelvic area with synthetic mesh or a tissue graft.

Robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy has some benefits over other types of surgery, such as:

  • Fewer complications
  • A quicker recovery
  • A shorter hospital stay

But it may:

  • Take longer than other surgeries
  • Cost more
  • Not be available where you live

Your surgical risks may vary depending on your age and overall health. They also depend on the location and severity of the prolapse. Talk with your healthcare provider about which risks apply most to you.

The risks of sacrocolpopexy include:

  • Infection
  • Problems with the mesh used to hold organs in place
  • Reaction to medicines used during surgery (anesthesia)
  • Blood clots that can travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • Injury to nearby organs such as the intestines
  • Bleeding
  • Problems with cuts (incisions) healing
  • Painful sex
  • Organs or tissue not staying in place and return of symptoms
  • Need for more surgery

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms after your sacrocolpopexy:

  • Fever of 100.4°F (38.0°C) or higher
  • Lots of fluid leaking from your incisions
  • Pain that is getting worse
  • Redness or warmth near the incisions
  • Vaginal bleeding

Contact us

For more information about women’s services at St. Mark's Hospital, please call (855) 849-3365.