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We found 5 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept Humana near Shawano, WI.

Dr. Joshua Kavin Modder, MD
Specializes in Urology
309 Bartlette Street
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Joshua Modder sees patients in Shawano, WI and Appleton, WI. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Modder's clinical interests: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is professionally affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cysts, Incontinence, Urinary ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Jon Lawatsch, MD
Specializes in Urology
309 Bartlette Street
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Eric Lawatsch is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawatsch include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lawatsch is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, and ThedaCare.

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

All Interests: Rectocele, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Tait D Fors, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Tait Fors specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Waupaca, WI, Appleton, WI, and Ripon, WI. Dr. Fors's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Fors attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Fors's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cysts, Incontinence, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel J Higgins, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Higgins' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Higgins's clinical interests include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Higgins is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cysts, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Murphy, MD
Specializes in Urology
100 County Road B
Shawano, WI
 

Dr. Michael Murphy is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. Dr. Murphy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and ThedaCare. Dr. Murphy takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Murphy attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , cystocele (bladder prolapse)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Tumor, Cysts, Urinary 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.