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Prolapse services offered in Johnson, Springdale, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Eureka Springs, AR and Integris Physician's Building, Grove, OK

An estimated 50% of American women have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime. To address the urinary incontinence and discomfort that can occur with prolapse, the skilled surgical team at Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates offers minimally invasive laparoscopic and da Vinci® robot-assisted prolapse repair surgeries. The goal of surgery is to reposition your pelvic floor organs and reinforce the muscles that hold them in place. To find out if you’re a candidate for prolapse surgery, call the office in Springdale, Siloam Springs, Rogers, or Eureka Springs, Arkansas, today, or book a consultation online. 

Prolapse Q & A

What is prolapse?

Pelvic prolapse is a condition that develops when your pelvic muscles can no longer support the organs they hold in place. When these organs prolapse, it means they drop out of their normal position.

This condition is common in women, especially as they age. You may also develop pelvic organ prolapse because of pregnancy and childbirth.

The common organs that are at risk for prolapse include your:

  • Urethra
  • Bladder
  • Rectum
  • Cervix
  • Uterus
  • Vagina

While any of these organs can prolapse, the bladder is the most common organ to move out of its original position when your pelvic muscles are too weak to hold it in place.

What are the symptoms of prolapse?

You can have some degree of pelvic organ prolapse without experiencing any symptoms. As the condition worsens, you may experience issues like:

  • Frequent urination
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Lower back pain
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Difficulties during bowel movements

In some cases of severe prolapse, you may also see or feel a noticeable bulge in the vaginal opening if your bladder or other organs fall down into the vaginal canal.

How is prolapse treated?

To treat different types of pelvic organ prolapse, including bladder prolapse and vaginal prolapse, the team at Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates offers both laparoscopic and da Vinci® robot-assisted surgeries.

During surgery, the team repositions prolapsed organs into their original place. They add a medical-grade, surgical mesh to the muscles that hold your pelvic organs in place. This material rebuilds the strength of your muscles to prevent your organs from falling again.

Once the mesh is in place and you heal from your surgery, you should experience a significant reduction in urinary incontinence and other symptoms.

Because the team uses minimally invasive surgical techniques to repair prolapse, you can expect to heal faster than you might with traditional open surgery. The da Vinci robotic surgery system also allows the team to operate with a higher level of precision to ensure your results are long-lasting.

To schedule a consultation to discuss your options for surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse, use online booking or call the office of Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates nearest to you today.