Colpocleisis is a procedure involving closure of the vagina. It is used to treat vaginal prolapse.
In older woman who are no longer sexually active a simple procedure for reducing prolapse is a partial colpocleisis. It involves the removal of strip of anterior and posterior vaginal wall, with closure of the margins of the anterior and posterior wall to each other. This procedure may be performed with or without the presence of uterus or cervix, and when it is completed the anterior wall supporting the bladder and the posterior wall supporting the rectum will be fused together. This double support and surgical fusion is highly successful in preventing prolapse recurrence. This procedure can be done under local anesthesia in the operation room and take only 30-45 minutes.