Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Female Pelvic Prolapse with Dr. Gonzalez - English
Female Pelvic Prolapse with Dr. Gonzalez - Spanish

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus or rectum) bulge into, or even out of the vagina. Prolapse is a common condition especially in older patients. However younger women (even in their 20's and 30's) are also affected. Patients suffering from this condition often describe a feeling of a vaginal bulge. They report a heavy feeling in the pelvis or even frank pain. Some patients with prolapse are symptom free. Prolapse is often associated with bladder or bowel dysfunction such as urinary or fecal incontinence.

The type of prolapse is commonly described according to the organ in the pelvis that bulges:

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Treatment Options

Treatments include observation, non surgical and surgical therapy. Each option is tailored to the patient based on her needs and desires.
Types of surgeries:
  • Laparoscopic suspension procedures with or without the use of mesh
  • Vaginal suspension procedures with or without mesh
  • Obliterative procedures ("colpocleisis")
  • Correction of cystocele or rectocele
  • Perineorrhaphy