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We found 3 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Aurora, IL.

Dr. Michael D Moen, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
2020 Ogden Avenue; Suite 260
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Michael Moen practices urogynecology in Naperville, IL, Aurora, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and reconstructive surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moen accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Moen attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Moen has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Prolapse, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Ed Jirschele, DO
Specializes in Urogynecology
2020 Ogden Avenue; Suite 260
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Kelly Jirschele is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and stress urinary incontinence. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jirschele is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Brendan Noone, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
2020 Ogden Avenue; Suite 260
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Michael Noone is a specialist in urogynecology. He works in Park Ridge, IL and Aurora, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Noone include fibroids, endometriosis, and laparoscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noone honors. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Noone's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Prolapse, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Uterine ... (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.