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We found 4 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1401 near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Mona Carol McCullough, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1814 Wellness Lane; Building #4
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Mona McCullough is an urogynecology specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. McCullough attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. McCullough honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Cystoscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hugo Lazaro Perez, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
8605 Easthaven Court; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Hugo Perez sees patients in Clearwater, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Perez is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include herpes, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial biopsy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Perez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Bleeding, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, High ... (Read more)

Dr. David Jacob, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Jacob practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Palm Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. He is conversant in French. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri and Université Libre de Bruxelles for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Jacob has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, Prostate ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Douglas Hale, MD
Specializes in Urology
2148 Duck Slough Boulevard; Suite 102
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Brian Hale's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. The average patient rating for Dr. Hale is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hale's professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (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.