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We found 12 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept ConnectiCare near Branford, CT.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
420 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pringle studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pringle's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Anna Tirado is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated Dr. Tirado highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Tirado (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Tirado is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uterine prolapse

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Norman Ravski's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ravski is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ravski's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Ravski attended New York Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
144 North Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Leonard Zamore is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Zamore honors several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Anthem, and Health Net. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He speaks Yiddish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. David Lima practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Lima highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lima is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Lima is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Adina Chelouche is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. Dr. Chelouche's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chelouche has an open panel. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Ljiljana Plisic is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Plisic honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Plisic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Croatian, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian. Dr. Plisic is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Scott Casper sees patients in Branford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Madison, CT. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Casper attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
144 N Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Ernest Topran's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Anthem. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Topran's office for an appointment. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Topran speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Susan Richman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in New Haven, CT, Madison, CT, and Wallingford, CT. Dr. Richman is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Richman attended Yale School of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Richman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
687 Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Cristina Gioioso-Datta works as a general OB/GYN. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Gioioso-Datta takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
420 East Main Street
Branford, CT
 

Dr. Francoise Boubert, who practices in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boubert is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse), uterine prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse is the bulging of pelvic organs into the vaginal canal due to a weak pelvic floor, causing symptoms like discomfort, pain, urinary problems, and constipation. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support the pelvic organs, which are made up of the bladder, rectum, small bowel, uterus, and vagina. Vaginal childbirth, menopause, pelvic surgery, radiation treatments, or being extremely overweight may cause the pelvic floor to weaken. Pelvic organ prolapse is a very common disorder among women, particularly for those who are over 50.

The choice of treatment for pelvic organ prolapse depends on the severity of the condition. Mild to moderate prolapse may be managed by doing pelvic floor strengthening exercises, taking hormone replacement therapy, or using pessaries. Pessaries are small devices inserted into the vagina to help support the pelvic organs. Pessary fitting is a quick procedure done in a doctor’s office. For severe prolapse, surgical treatment may be necessary. Pelvic organ prolapse surgery repairs the following:

  • Cystocele or bladder prolapse, where the bladder sags into the vagina. The surgeon repairs a cystocele by strengthening the front wall of the vagina using stitches so that the bladder will no longer sag.
  • Enterocele or small bowel prolapse, which occurs when the small bowel descends towards the vagina. To correct an enterocele, the tissues between the small bowel and the vagina are sewn together, allowing them to provide more support.
  • Rectocele or posterior prolapse, which is the bulging of the front wall of the rectum into the back wall of the vagina. Surgery to repair a rectocele removes the excess stretched tissue between the rectum and vagina.
  • Uterine prolapse, which occurs when the uterus slips down to the vagina. To treat a uterine prolapse, the surgeon may secure the neck of the uterus (called cervix) to a ligament in the pelvis using stitches. Another option for this type of prolapse is a vaginal hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus.
Each of these procedures is performed through a vaginal incision, but an enterocele repair may use the abdominal approach as an alternative. If two or more pelvic organs have prolapsed, a combination of any of these procedures may be performed during the same surgical session.

For women who no longer wish to have intercourse, an operation called colpocleisis may be a surgical option as well. By closing the vaginal canal, colpocleisis treats pelvic organ prolapse and eliminates any risk of its recurrence.

In most instances, pelvic organ prolapse surgery only requires a hospital stay of one day. You may experience vaginal bleeding for the first few weeks following surgery. If this happens, you should use sanitary pads rather than tampons, as a higher risk of infection is associated with the use of tampons. To further help with your recovery, you should begin doing gentle pelvic floor strengthening exercises a few days after surgery. Doing these exercises at least three times a day as a routine tightens your pelvic floor muscles and prevents the recurrence of prolapse.