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We found 7 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept Medicare near Saint Louis Park, MN.

Dr. Anna Rosa McNanley, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3931 Louisiana Avenue S; 3931 Louisiana Avenue S
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Anna McNanley is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. McNanley is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, North Memorial Health Care, and Regions Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. McNanley welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. David Bryan Waggonner, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
3931 Louisiana Avenue S
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. David Waggonner, who practices in Saint Louis Park, MN, is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Waggonner is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Waggonner trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Waggonner is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook and Regions Hospital. Dr. Waggonner is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Anne Gerten, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
3931 Louisiana Avenue S
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Kimberly Gerten is a female pelvic medicine specialist and gynecologist in Saint Louis Park, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. Gerten include reconstructive surgery. Her professional affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook and Regions Hospital. Dr. Gerten takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Gerten has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency training at Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. She has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Prolapse

Dr. Jyothi Bhanu Bhanu, MD
Specializes in Urology
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Jyothi Kesha is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She works in Fridley, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. Dr. Kesha is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - St. Louis Park. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse

Dr. Matthew Aaron Weinrich, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
14001 Ridgedale Drive; Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN
 

Dr. Matthew Weinrich sees patients in Waconia, MN, Chaska, MN, and Minnetonka, MN. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Weinrich graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Weinrich is affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Cynthia See-Ming Fok, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
6363 France Avenue S, Fairview Southdale Physicians Building; Suite 500
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Cynthia Fok's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), minimally invasive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Fok honors Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fok include: Society of Women in Urology Elizabeth Pickett Research Grant recipient; "Best Doctors," Minnesota Monthly Magazine; and Society of Women in Urology, Elizabeth Pickett research grant recipient. She is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Ureter Problems, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Katherine Leadley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
606 24th Avenue S.; Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Sarah Leadley's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: contraception (birth control), prenatal care, and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Leadley accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She has received the distinction of Administrative Chief Resident. She is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Pelvic Prolapse, Prenatal Care, Contraception, Family Planning, Robotic Surgery

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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.