When the pelvic floor muscles weaken and stretch, pelvic (uterine) prolapse can occur. This is when pelvic organs slip out of place and create a bulging sensation or actual protrusion into the vagina.
Pelvic Prolapse: Why Choose Johns Hopkins
- Our experts have pioneered robotic and minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide women with better results and less downtime following treatment for pelvic prolapse.
- Our team specializes in female urology and urogynecology and works in partnership with the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery to provide individualized treatment that addresses the cause of your prolapse.
- From initial consultation through treatment and post-surgery follow-up, you’ll receive attentive and compassionate care from each member of our team.
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Female Urology Q&A
Female and pelvic health reconstructive urologist, Marisa Clifton, M.D. discusses details about female urological issues and management options available at the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute.
Our surgeons are experienced using minimally invasive techniques to manage pelvic prolapse.
Treatment for Pelvic Prolapse
Our team has extensive experience with an established minimally invasive technique called robotic or laparoscopic colposuspension. This is often a good option for patients who haven’t found success with nonsurgical treatments, such as observation, pelvic floor physical therapy or pessaries.
During the procedure, your surgeon will use laparoscopic instruments to resuspend the vagina and pelvic organs with sutures, mesh and/or grafts, through small incisions across the middle of your abdomen.
To determine whether you are a candidate for laparoscopic pelvic prolapse repair with our surgical team, please schedule a consultation.