Gynecologic Health — Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse (also called a pelvic floor disorder) occurs when the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum slips down or prolapses. There are many causes of this disorder. Symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse can have a negative impact on a woman's life. 

We offer testing and management for mild to severe pelvic organ prolapse. Management options range from conservative choices such as inserting a pessary to surgical treatment. One out of 11 women will need surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in their life. We excel at doing minimally invasive robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. 

Types of prolapse

  • Uterine prolapse: The uterus is slipping down the vaginal canal.
  • Vaginal prolapse: The top of the vagina is slipping down in a woman who has had a hysterectomy.
  • Cystocele: The bladder is slipping down into the vagina.
  • Rectocele: The rectum is slipping down into the vagina.
  • Enterocele: The small bowels are slipping into the vagina.