There are numerous surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The most common surgery is an anterior and posterior repair. This is a procedure where the connective tissue is "bustled up" to help remedy the bulging of the bladder or the rectum into the vagina. In my opinion this is a poor procedure and it carries a high failure rate. I believe that the best treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is repairing the hernia or connective tissue defect and reinforcing this with some type of synthetic or biologic mesh. These surgeries can be performed abdominally, vaginally, or laparoscopically. It is important to talk to your doctor about his or her way of treating these problems and if you are not satisfied then seek a second opinion from someone who specializes in this type of surgery - a urogynecologist.
- Q What are the risks of laparoscopic colpopexy surgery?
- Q How do medications treat pelvic organ prolapse?
- Q What is a pessary?
- Q How is pelvic organ prolapse treated?
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- Q How long can a pessary for pelvic organ prolapse be worn?