Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment
About 3 percent of women have some level of pelvic organ prolapse, which can cause discomfort when exercising, having sex, or using the bathroom. For pelvic discomfort caused by prolapse, expert urologist and reconstruction specialist Angelo Gousse, MD, offers pelvic organ prolapse repair in Aventura, Miramar and West Palm Beach, Florida. At Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute, Dr. Gousse offers the most advanced techniques to repair pelvic organ prolapse and improve your comfort and quality of life. To set up a consultation, book online or call today.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Q & A
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) happens when the muscles and ligaments supporting your pelvic organs — including your uterus, bladder, and rectum — become weak or loose. This weakening allows your pelvic organs to drop out of their normal place and may cause the following symptoms:
- Uncomfortable pelvic pressure during exercise or sex
- Seeing or feeling a bulge protruding from the vagina
- A feeling of discomfort, heaviness, or fullness in the vagina
- Pelvic pressure that’s worse with standing or at the end of the day
- Leaking urine (incontinence) or difficulty having a bowel movement
- Difficulty inserting tampons
While these symptoms may be embarrassing, compassionate care is available at Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute.
POP is more common among older women, though certain risk factors may predispose you to developing the condition sooner or at a younger age. Risk factors include:
- Vaginal childbirth
- Long-term pressure on your abdomen, possibly caused by obesity, coughing, or straining during bowel movements
- Giving birth to a baby weighing more than 8.5 pounds
- Hormonal changes during menopause
- Family history
If you’re at risk of developing POP, Dr. Gousse provides counseling to reduce certain risk factors, such as maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, and improving your diet.
Yes, there are different types of POP that can be diagnosed based on which pelvic structures are involved. The most common types include:
A cystocele is prolapse of the bladder. This is the most common type of prolapse.
A rectocele is prolapse of the rectum.
A uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus falls downward and bulges out of the vagina. This may be accompanied by an enterocele, or prolapse of the small intestine.
If you’ve had a hysterectomy or other pelvic surgery, you may develop scar tissue that predisposes you to certain types of prolapse. POP may also involve more than one organ at a time, depending on the severity of your condition.
Dr. Gousse may recommend noninvasive treatments — including physical therapy, use of pessaries, and watchful waiting — for mild cases. If your condition is severe or causing you distress, Dr. Gousse may recommend a surgical procedure to repair your prolapse. Different procedures include:
- Transvaginal surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Robotic surgery
Dr. Gousse does not use surgical mesh for prolapse repair due to current FDA warnings. Instead, he uses biologic allograft or native tissues during the repair procedure.
To schedule a pelvic organ prolapse repair consultation at Bladder Health & Reconstructive Urology Institute, call or book online now.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a severe medical condition that affects women. It is a condition where the pelvic muscles are unable to support pelvic organs properly. The pelvic organs consist of the rectum, vagina, urethra, cervix, bladder, and urethra. If only one of these organs were to malfunction, it would cause the person a significant amount of pain and discomfort.
If you suspect that you might have pelvic organ prolapse, you should not wait another second to seek help from Gousse Urology. Dr. Angelo Gousse is one of the top urologists practicing in the South Florida area. He has developed innovative pelvic organ prolapse treatments, which have earned him numerous accolades and respect from his colleagues in the urology field.
Dr. Gousse: The Pelvic Organ Prolapse Specialist
When you visit Dr. Gousse for a physical examination, he will determine the severity of your pelvic organ prolapse condition. The early stages of the condition can be treated with noninvasive procedures, such as physical therapy and pessaries. But if the condition has been left untreated for quite some time, it may require surgical treatment to repair the prolapse.
You can trust Dr. Gousse to perform all surgical and non-surgical treatments for pelvic organ prolapse. His experience and educational background speak for themselves. For the last 25 years, Dr. Gousse has perfected the use of three notable surgical procedures for treating pelvic organ prolapse. These procedures are transvaginal surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery.
His educational background involves some of the best medical schools and universities in the country. He attended York College at City of University New York, Baylor College of Medicine, and Yale School of Medicine. How many urologists in South Florida were trained at Yale Medical School? Probably not too many. That is why you can feel comfortable letting Dr. Gousse treat such a sensitive and painful condition.
Did we mention that Dr. Gousse was the director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive urology at Memorial Hospital Miramar? There is no one better you can trust to examine and treat your pelvic organ prolapse condition.
When You Must Visit Us
It is always best to get diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse while it is still in the early stages of its development. The treatment options are so much more effective when you target the condition early on. Even if you’re not experiencing any symptoms presently, you should still make an appointment for a physical examination. You never know what pelvic condition might be uncovered, such as pelvic organic prolapse.
You’ll know when something is wrong with your pelvic area. Your pelvic muscles, such as your rectum, uterus, and bladder, might feel loose in their positions. This will cause them to drop out of place, which creates several painful and uncomfortable symptoms. The vagina will give you the most problems. Sex and exercise will create pelvic pressure in this region that you’d rather not feel.
All Women are Welcomed
The staff members and medical professionals of Gousse Urology will never discriminate against any woman because of their race, ethnicity, or medical condition. Pelvic organ prolapse is something that happens to many women as they get older. There is nothing to be ashamed of at all.
When you walk through the doors of our clinic, no one will judge you. In fact, we’ll go out of our way to make you feel comfortable during this stressful and uncertain time in your life. Our anti-discrimination policy is strictly enforced amongst all our staff members. You’ll feel complete freedom as a patient of Gousse Urology.
Contact Us Today
Do not suffer with the painful embarrassment of pelvic organ prolapse any longer. Contact our team at (305) 606-7028 or contact us here for further assistance in Miami-Dade County, Palm Beach County or Broward County.