Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Prolapse of the pelvic organs occurs in many women as they age. This is a totally normal process, but there are some women who are bothered by this condition. Symptoms include bulging, feeling of discomfort while sitting, difficulty emptying your bladder. 

Although prolapse can be NORMAL, if there are symptoms associated there are treatment options

Some people think of prolapse of the bladder or organs, however it is important to remember the vaginal lining protects those areas.

What non surgical options do I have?

Some women prefer to pursue non surgical options. Options such as a pessary device, which is usually fitted by a urologist or gynecologist, may be used. The pessary can be left in place for several days or removed daily. Prolapse also does not always have to be treated, and can be managed expectantly (or conservatively).

I’m tired of my prolapse. What surgical options do I have?

There are multiple types of surgeries available for prolapse. Depending on where the prolapse is located, different surgeries may be required for different patients. Most surgeries are done vaginally, and patients can go home the same day. More advanced prolapse may require a robotic approach to treatment.

Bladder prolapse (cystocele) and rectal prolapse (rectocele) repairs can be done with small incisions vaginally, and typically the patient can go home the same day as surgery.

For more advanced repairs, Robotic Sacrocolpopexy can be performed with small incisions on the abdomen.

What if I also have leakage of urine?

Sometimes we can combine pelvic organ prolapse surgeries with surgeries for incontinence

Single incision sling