Obesity and outcomes after sacrocolpopexy

Catherine S. Bradley*, Kimberly S. Kenton, Holly E. Richter, Xin Gao, Halina M. Zyczynski, Anne M. Weber, Ingrid E. Nygaard

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes after sacrocolpopexy (SC) between obese and healthy-weight women. Study Design: Baseline and postoperative data were analyzed from the Colpopexy And Urinary Reduction Efforts (CARE) randomized trial of SC with or without Burch colposuspension in stress continent women with stages II-IV prolapse. Outcomes and complications were compared between obese and healthy-weight women. Results: CARE participants included 74 obese (body mass index ≥30 kg/m2), 122 overweight (25-29.9 kg/m2), and 125 healthy-weight (18.5-24.9 kg/m2) women, and 1 underweight (< 18.5 kg/m2) woman. Compared to healthy-weight women, obese women were younger (59.0 ± 9.9 vs 62.1 ± 10.3 yrs; P = .04), more likely to have stage II prolapse (25.7% vs 11.2%; P = .01), and had longer operative times (189 ± 52 vs 169 ± 58 min; P = .02). Two years after surgery, stress incontinence, prolapse, symptom resolution, and satisfaction did not differ between the obese and healthy-weight groups. Conclusion: Most outcomes and complication rates after SC are similar in obese and healthy-weight women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)690.e1-690.e8
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • abdominal sacrocolpopexy
  • obesity
  • postoperative complications
  • surgical outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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