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We found 13 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept Geisinger Health Plan near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Lily Agarwal Arya, MS, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1000 Courtyard; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lily Arya works as an urogynecologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arya takes. She studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Her training includes a residency program at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Arya has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 - 2016. Dr. Arya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela June Carpenter, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
Penn Urogynecology; Penn Medicine Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pamela Levin's area of specialization is urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Levin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ariana Leigh Smith, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Walnut Street; 19th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ariana Smith works as an urologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and vaginal prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Holistic Approaches, Urodynamic Testing, Female Urologic Disorders, Interstitial ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Israel Skorr Bleier, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Bleier is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bleier include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Bleier performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His distinctions include: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue 2015, 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly R Desouza-Sanders, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Walnut Street; 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Desouza-Sanders is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Desouza-Sanders include menopause, vaginal vault suspension, and pre-eclampsia. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Virtua Memorial. Dr. Desouza-Sanders honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Desouza-Sanders attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Amenorrhea, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Cervix Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Holter Ewing, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Walnut Street; 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Ewing works as a general OB/GYN. Her areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, cryotherapy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Ewing attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ewing has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2014-2016.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Wesley Hayes Sr., MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Walnut Street; 12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Philip Hayes is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hayes's clinical interests include gynecological problems, colposcopy, and cryotherapy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Blood ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tara Frenkl is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Frenkl's clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and female urologic disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Frenkl attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Urge Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Tests, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heidi S Harvie, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
800 Walnut Street; 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Heidi Harvie is an urogynecologist. Dr. Harvie attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include the following: vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Najjia N Mahmoud, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Najjia Mahmoud sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahmoud include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Mahmoud graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mahmoud include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2016. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Liver Cancer, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Uduak Umoh Andy, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3400 Spruce Street; 1000 Courtyard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Uduak Andy is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH), vaginal prolapse, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Andy obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She speaks Ibibio. Dr. Andy's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ingride Richardson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), urodynamic testing, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Richardson is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Richardson (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Arabic, and Korean.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Low Testosterone, Ureteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Urodynamic Testing, Urge ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nicole Marie Saur, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Walnut Street; 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nicole Saur's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Saur include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, ... (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.