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We found 16 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Cara Louise Grimes, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cara Grimes' specialty is urogynecology. These areas are among Dr. Grimes's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. She attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for her residency. She takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, POMCO, and more. Dr. Grimes is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Fecal Incontinence, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Walter Smilen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
530 First Avenue; Suite 5f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Scott Smilen's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and bleeding. Dr. Smilen is affiliated with Valley Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Smilen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Bleeding, Fecal Incontinence, Surgical Procedures, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mitchell Alan Bernstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Bernstein's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bernstein average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Bernstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christina Hyun Sook Kwon, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
530 First Avenue; Suite 5f
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christina Kwon specializes in gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwon average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of incontinence, gynecologic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kwon obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Icelandic.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Gynecologic Surgery

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Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics
139 Centre Street; Suite 102
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Roshan's medical specialty is maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and obstetrics. Dr. Roshan is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roshan include bleeding, contraception (birth control), and diagnostic imaging. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Roshan's medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Roshan (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Prenatal Ultrasound, Tumor, Multiple Pregnancy, Bleeding, Contraception, Diagnostic Imaging, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Benjamin Michael Brucker, MD
Specializes in Urology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Brucker works as an urologist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Brucker is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brucker graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystocele, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Interstitial Cystitis, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics
110 E 40th Street; Suite 801
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Migotsky's area of specialization is obstetrics. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Yale New Haven Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Migotsky accepts Anthem, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Migotsky attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. Dr. Migotsky (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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

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

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Dr. Nancy Zhining Tang, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4802 10th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Nancy Tang's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Tang has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uterine prolapse

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor William Nitti, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 East 31st Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Victor Nitti's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nitti's areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Nitti attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystocele, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Laser Surgery, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nirit Rosenblum, MD
Specializes in Urology
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Nirit Rosenblum's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Rosenblum a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Rosenblum attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenblum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Procedures, Urethral ... (Read more)

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Dr. Veronica Tamara Lerner, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
419 Park Avenue South; Suite 1305
New York, NY
 

Dr. Veronica Lerner is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in New York, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), menopause, and menstrual disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Lerner is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lerner takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lerner's education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Bleeding, Contraception, Surgical Procedures, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alexis L Grucela, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alexis Grucela works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Grucela is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Grucela has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ira Mitchell Jaffe, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
213 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ira Jaffe is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Jaffe is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaffe include bleeding, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jaffe completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Jaffe (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Menopause, Prenatal Ultrasound, Tumor, Incontinence, Bleeding, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
231 E. 33rd Street; Suite 2n
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lai-Yet Lam is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), bleeding, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Lam's patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Lam attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Dr. Lam's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital.

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

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Miscarriages, Incontinence, Bleeding, Fecal Incontinence, Abortion, Ectopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Josef Shehebar's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shehebar include rectocele (posterior prolapse), gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. Dr. Shehebar is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly L Ferrante, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
419 Park Avenue South; Suite 1305
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Ferrante's medical specialty is urogynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Ferrante's areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and neurogenic bladder. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ferrante is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Fecal Incontinence, ... (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.