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We found 10 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept HIP Medicare near New York, NY.

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. 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. Christina Hyun Sook Kwon, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology
404 Park Avenue South
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christina Kwon is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and urogynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Kwon speaks Icelandic. Her areas of expertise consist of incontinence, gynecologic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kwon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Benjamin Brucker's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Brucker is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brucker attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Brucker has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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)

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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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. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Lerner graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Lerner's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Ira Jaffe specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaffe include bleeding, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and menopause. Dr. Jaffe is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaffe honors. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Jaffe completed his residency training at St. Vincent's Hospital. Dr. Jaffe (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 practices obstetrics and gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lam is 1.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), bleeding, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lam attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. She speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese.

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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 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)

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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.