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We found 14 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept United Healthcare near Stratford, CT.

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Miriam Sivkin specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Sivkin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Women's Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Rebecca Pringle is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pringle is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Joseph A Cuteri, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
226 Mill Hill Avenue; 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Joseph Cuteri's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Cuteri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Cuteri is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of The Brooklyn Hospital Center's residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cuteri's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Patricia Brines is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Brines attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Brines average 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brines takes. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven M Cassell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Steven Cassell is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. He completed his residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cassell is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cassell is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
226 Mill Hill Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Shabnam Kashani practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Bridgeport, CT and New Haven, CT. On average, patients gave Dr. Kashani a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Kashani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , uterine prolapse

All Interests: Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Osteoporosis, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Pap ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
 

Dr. Richard Bercik is an obstetrics and urogynecology specialist in New Haven, CT and Bridgeport, CT. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bercik takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Bercik attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Interstitial Cystitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Emily Blair practices general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave Dr. Blair a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Blair graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bridgeport Hospital. Dr. Blair (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Philip Lamastra practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Lamastra speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Sapna Tandon specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Fairfield, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stratford, CT. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Tandon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Tandon attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Tandon is professionally 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: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
247 Broad Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Mary Murray's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Murray honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Menopause, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Botox Injection, Breast Issues, Women's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1220 Linden Avenue
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Peter Vandell is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Vandell takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Vandell is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
326 West Main Street
Milford, CT
 

Dr. Francoise Boubert practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Cheshire, CT, New Haven, CT, and Branford, CT. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. On average, patients gave Dr. Boubert a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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
305 Boston Avenue; Suite 205
Stratford, CT
 

Dr. Kenneth Thomas is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Thomas's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at Bridgeport Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Thomas's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Breast ... (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.