Pelvic Prolapse and Bladder Incontinence
Dr. Karon was trained in urogynecology during her residency. She then trained at Duke University with Dr. Visco how to apply these techniques laparoscopically and with the aid and the advantage of the DaVinci robot. Further more she is now using and developing the newest technology in this field using biologic matrix patches instead of mesh. These absorbable matrix patches promote tissue regeneration with the patient’s own stem cells and immune cells. She was the first one in the United States to perform sacrocolpopexy, which is the “gold standart” procedure for pelvic prolapse, using biologic matrix patches. She has pioneered and developed the technique for placement of biologic patches for pelvic prolapse and does it with robotically assisted (DaVinci) laparoscopy.
Dr. Karon gets referrals from all over the United States for removal of “failed or eroded” synthetic mesh to be replaced with biologic matrix. She is conducting clinical studies with two universities and Kentucky One Hospitals and is involved with publishing the data of great results her patients are getting.