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We found 12 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept Fidelis near New York, NY.

Dr. Tirsit Shiferaw Asfaw, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
560 First Avenue; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tirsit Asfaw sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Asfaw include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Asfaw performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Asfaw (or staff) speaks Amharic, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Asfaw is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

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Dr. Richard Kao Lee, MBA, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
425 E. 61st Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Richard Lee sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and laser surgery. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; * Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU) Traveling Scholar Award; and * Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR) Men's Health Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Hypogonadism, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cara Grimes specializes in urogynecology. Dr. Grimes attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grimes takes. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Grimes's office for an appointment.

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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. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and bleeding. Patients gave Dr. Smilen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Smilen speaks Russian. His professional affiliations include Valley Health System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. Mamta Muralidhar Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5 East 98th Street; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mamta Mamik is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mamik include rectocele (posterior prolapse), colposcopy, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Mamik is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including POMCO, Fidelis, and Healthfirst. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Hurley Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Rectocele, Colposcopy, Cystocele, Cystoscopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Vaginal Prolapse, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mitchell Bernstein is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bernstein attended the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernstein is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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. Bilal Iftikhar Chughtai, MD
Specializes in Female Urology
425 E. 61st Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bilal Chughtai is a female urology specialist in Albany, NY and New York, NY. Patients rated Dr. Chughtai highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and laser prostate surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Chughtai is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chughtai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

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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. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bleeding, contraception (birth control), and diagnostic imaging. On average, patients gave Dr. Roshan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Roshan (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Roshan is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Nancy Tang's specialty is general gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Tang focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Tang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tang (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tang has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , uterine prolapse

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

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

Dr. Alexis Grucela specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grucela include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Grucela has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she 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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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Josef Shehebar specializes in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Medical Associates. Dr. Shehebar is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shehebar attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Ferrante performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and neurogenic bladder. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ferrante is professionally 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.