Colpocleisis, or Lefort Procedure; is the closure of of vaginal prolapse.
For women who do not wish to be sexually active in the future and want the least invasive surgical approach to alleviating the prolapse, the colpocleisis procedure is a simple, safe, and effective surgical procedure that reliably relieves symptoms with less surgical risks than a complete vaginal suspension with reconstruction.
The colpocleisis procedure is often coupled with a midurethral sling procedure or urethral bulking agents if urinary incontinence is also present. The colpocleisis procedure is done through the vagina and essentially closes the vagina from the inside. The patient can no longer engage in sexual intercourse due to the closing up of the vagina. The vaginal opening still looks normal from the outside, just the depth is shorter. Ideally the bladder, rectum, and bowels are suspended back into a normal position through this type of repair.