Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The variety of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgeries available at Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology can be done via laparoscopy, robotic laparoscopy or abdominal incisions. In general, in these surgeries, the pelvic organs are either removed or re-suspended in the pelvis. The vagina, uterus, bladder and rectum can all be repositioned in their original position if they prolapse through the vagina. Pelvic organ prolapse is more common in women who have a history of smoking, chronic constipation, chronic heavy lifting or coughing. It is also more common in women who have carried a pregnancy. Pelvic organ prolapse surgeries are complex and often require that you do not do any heavy lifting for several weeks (8-12) after the surgery. If you are considering one of these surgeries, you must discuss it with your provider, because surgeries are individualized to each patient and outcomes vary by patient.
To learn more about the variety of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgeries available at Advanced & Minimally Invasive Gynecology, including laparoscopy, robotic laparoscopy or abdominal incisions, contact our practice.