Prolapse surgery to correct a dropped bladder is known as a sling surgery to lift and hold the bladder back in the correct position.[more]
Prolapse Surgery Complications
Prolapse surgery is first diagnosed with a medical history, pelvic exam, urodynamic study, and uroflow study.[more]
Prolapse Surgery and Diagnosis
Prolapse Surgery Complications are treated preventatively by Dr. Gheiler with antibiotics, pain medication, a post-operative care plan and direct service should any needs arise.[more]
Prolapse surgery is performed when organs move from their natural position in the body. A prolapse is defined as an organ that has “slipped” or “fallen” out of place. This occurs because the ligaments or muscles around the organ stretch or weaken to the point where they cannot hold the organ in position any longer. Aging, childbirth, a hysterectomy, obesity, and repeated strenuous activity are the main causes of a prolapse. Sometimes a prolapse can be mild and sometimes you can experience a prolapse of more than one organ at the same time.
Prolapse surgery is common among women. About 34 million women in the world suffer from a prolapse, and 1 in 2 women age 45 or older have a pelvic organ prolapse, which affects the bladder, uterus, or rectum (the pelvic cavity organs). A pelvic prolapse can include a cystocele, which is a prolapsed bladder, dropped bladder or fallen bladder, into the vagina. It’s also known as an anterior prolapse because the front, or anterior, wall of the vagina has collapsed due to the bladder bulging into it.
Other types include: a urethrocele (a prolapse of the urethra into the vagina); a uterine prolapse (or uterus prolapse); a genital prolapse such as a vaginal prolapse (also known as a vaginal vault prolapse or prolapsed vagina); an enterocele (or prolapse of the small bowel); and a rectocele (or prolapse of the intestine into the rectum); and a cervical prolapse (or cervix prolapse).
Prolapsed bladder surgery can use techniques to lift and keep the bladder in its proper position. Rectocele repair or cystocele repair can be completed through the vagina by making an incision and pulling together the stretched or weak tissue to strengthen the wall of the vagina. Uterine prolapse surgery can lead to hysterectomy surgery if the tissue of the vagina and uterus is not repairable.
Urologic surgery for urinary symptoms such as stress incontinence, urinary retention, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence has been the specialty of Dr. Edward Gheiler the founder of Urology Specialists. Dr. Gheiler has been diagnosing bladder symptoms throughout his career and has created a multicultural, multilingual, international, comprehensive urology center in Miami Florida. The Urology Specialists clients from the US, and the international clients have been coming from around the globe for urologic surgery and diagnostic testing for prolapse surgery, urethral bulking, neural stimulation implant surgery, and pelvic floor bio feedback training.
Urology Specialists also specializes in da Vinci surgery which is the robotic surgical system to remove cancer in a minimally invasive way. We perform cancer bladder tumor removal, robotic bladder surgery to remove the bladder (cystectomy) and robotic kidney surgery for renal cell carcinoma and laser surgery for kidney stones treatment. For men we have robotic prostate cancer surgery called da Vinci prostatectomy which removes the entire prostate (radical prostatectomy) along with prostate radiation and prostate cryosurgery (freezing the prostate twice). Also for men Urology Specialists has diagnostic equipment for testicular cancer symptoms and erectile dysfunction causes (impotence causes). Dr. Gheiler has performed penile surgery for a penile prosthesis (penis implant) over 800 times.
Prolapse surgery is used for repositioning prolapsed organs as well as strengthening muscles and tissues around them for support. Surgery for a prolapse is usually done when your condition is affecting your everyday life and your body is not responding to non-surgical treatments or lifestyle changes. Our highly qualified doctors at Urology Specialists can evaluate your symptoms and determine if a prolapse exists. Call our office today if you suspect you may have a prolapse so we can provide the most effective treatment for your condition.
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