Pelvic Organ Prolaspe
Dr. Kaplan has extensive experience with correction of vaginal vault prolapse and many other pelvic organ prolapse related problems. Even for patients who have had prior operations, or have failed to respond to other types of treatment there is usually a ready solution. Dr. Kaplan often trains other urologists in the most current techniques utilizing state of the art prosthetic devices.
34 million women are affected worldwide.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when pelvic structures, like the bladder or rectum, bulge or protrude into the vaginal wall as a result of weakened muscles and ligaments that support those structures. Symptoms may include sensation of a mass bulging from your vagina, vaginal pain or irritation, a heavy feeling in your pelvic area, or painful sexual intercourse. Dr. Michael S. Kaplan, M.D., a Board Certified Urologist, has helped women take back their lives through specialized procedures that return the prolapsed organs to a more normal position and strengthen structures around the vagina.
Silence may be robbing you of an active lifestyle - Studies have shown that women are reluctant to discuss their symptoms and endure their conditions for years without seeking help. Persistent silence leaves women unaware that simple and effective treatments and procedures are available.
What causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the vaginal wall is weakened and is sometimes referred to as a hernia. Various conditions such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, previous surgery, obesity, aging or genetics can cause a weakening of the vaginal muscles and ligaments.
How is Pelvic Organ Prolapse treated?
Because this condition is quite common, various treatment options are available depending on the cause and severity of the condition. A physical exam will determine the appropriate treatment that could range from an exercise and diet regiment to surgically inserted prolapsed repair systems that will return prolapsed organs to a more normal position and strengthen structures around the vagina to maintain support.