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This procedure is done through the vagina. There are no visible cuts made in the skin. Special surgical tools will be passed up through the vagina. These tools will be used to place sutures near the bottom of the bladder. The threads will then be tied to the abdominal wall or the pelvic bone. The thread will pull the bladder back into its normal position. The threads will be left in place to continue to support the bladder.
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