Recto-Vaginal and Vesico-Vaginal Fistula Treatment

Fistulas

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two organs. In the case of a recto-vaginal fistula, the abnormal connection is between the rectum and vagina. A vesico-vaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the bladder and the vagina. Fistulas may be caused by trauma during childbirth, radiation or malignancies. Some symptoms of fistulas may include excessive stools and urine coming from the vagina.

Treatment of Fistulas

Fistulas are complex conditions and must be treated by expert physicians who are trained in advanced pelvic floor surgery. Our team of urogynecologists often collaborates with colorectal surgeons and uses a variety of surgical techniques to repair fistulas.

For More Information

For more information from the American Urogynecologic Society about fistulas and their diagnoses and treatment, download the document, Fistulas: Genitourinary and Rectovaginal.