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We found 16 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse near Nashville, TN.

Dr. Renee Melva Ward, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Renee Ward practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass urologic surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Ward is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Prolapse, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Harold Biller, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1161 21st Avenue S; R-1200 Mcn
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Biller's specialty is urogynecology. His clinical interests encompass reconstructive plastic surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Biller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Biller completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health, Williamson Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Rony Abraham Adam, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
1161 21st Avenue S; R-1217 Mcn
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Rony Adam is a female pelvic medicine specialist and gynecologist. In his practice, Dr. Adam focuses on urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Adam's professional affiliations include NorthCrest Medical Center, Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Adam has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Michael Charles Swan, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
329 21st Avenue N; Suite 1
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Swan specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swan's areas of expertise include the following: urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Swan trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Swan is professionally affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Prolapse

Dr. Roger Roman Dmochowski, BA, MD
Specializes in Urology
Vanderbilt Univ Med Center
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Roger Dmochowski is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN. Dr. Dmochowski has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and urologic surgery. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dmochowski studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Prolapse, Urologic Surgery

Dr. William Stuart Reynolds, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
1302 Medical Center N; Department of Urologic Surgery
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. William Reynolds practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Reynolds attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. He has a special interest in genitourinary reconstruction, neurogenic bladder, and urinary incontinence. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reynolds takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Prolapse, Urologic Surgery, Genitourinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Clarke Clarke, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2011 Murphy Avenue; Suite 601
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Katherine Haney is a general gynecologist. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: cryotherapy, heart problems, and depression. Dr. Haney's hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. Dr. Haney is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Haney average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Male Incontinence, Depression, Female Incontinence, Infertility, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael H Meadors Sr., MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2010 Church Street; Suite 301
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Meadors is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Meadors's clinical interests: cryotherapy, contraception (birth control), and endocrine diseases (hormone disorders). His professional affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Meadors's residency was performed at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Meadors average 2.5 stars out of 5. MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meadors accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Infertility, Cysts, Contraception, Hypertension, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Rae Kaufman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
1301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 3823
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Kaufman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaufman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaufman include erectile dysfunction (impotence), neurogenic bladder, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman honors. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kaufman completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Surgery

Dr. Susan Eades Mackey, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2201 Murphy Avenue; Suite 110
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Susan Mackey's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Clinical interests for Dr. Mackey include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Sports Health, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn Crump Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2201 Murphy Avenue; Suite 310
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Carolyn Thompson, who practices in Nashville, TN, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Thompson include cryotherapy, sports health, and pelvic pain. Dr. Thompson has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Sports Health, Cysts, Medication ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony E Trabue, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2201 Murphy Avenue; Suite 308
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Anthony Trabue's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, contraception (birth control), and female urologic disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trabue takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Breast Pain, Cryosurgery, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Problems, Contraception, Women's ... (Read more)

Rochell Lee Burton, MS
Specializes in Urology, Internal Medicine
3823 Tvc 22nd Avenue
Nashville, TN
 

Ms. Rochell Burton is an urologist in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN. Ms. Burton has indicated that her clinical interests include urologic surgery and pelvic organ prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Ms. Burton takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Prolapse, Urologic Surgery

Dr. Carl W Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Carl Zimmerman practices general gynecology in Nashville, TN. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zimmerman's areas of clinical interest consist of urologic surgery and pelvic organ prolapse. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Zimmerman's professional affiliations include Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Prolapse, Urologic Surgery, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin Kristine Yu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2201 Murphy Avenue; Suite 110
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Erin Yu specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Nashville, TN. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cryotherapy, and contraception (birth control). She takes MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

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Dr. Darrrington Phillips Altenbern, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
345 23rd Avenue N.; Suite 209
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Darrington Altenbern is a general OB/GYN in Nashville, TN. The average patient rating for Dr. Altenbern is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, contraception (birth control), and infertility. MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altenbern honors. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Altenbern attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Relevant Interests: , pelvic organ prolapse

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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.