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We found 8 providers with an interest in pelvic prolapse and who accept Medicare near Waupaca, WI.

Dr. Eric Gerald Eberts, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Womens Care of Wisconsin Sc - Waupaca; E3277 Apple Tree Lane
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Eric Eberts is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Eberts is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Eberts is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle M Koellermeier, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Womens Care of Wisconsin Sc - Waupaca; E3277 Apple Tree Lane
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Michelle Koellermeier specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Neenah, WI and Waupaca, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Koellermeier include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. Dr. Koellermeier takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Koellermeier's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Dr. Koellermeier (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Elmer Vlach Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Robert Vlach is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Appleton, WI and Waupaca, WI. Dr. Vlach's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and male incontinence. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He 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, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Cysts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Jon Lawatsch, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Eric Lawatsch is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lawatsch include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Lawatsch honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Lawatsch attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Lawatsch's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Tait Fors practices urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Fors attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Fors include bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fors 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, Incontinence, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel J Higgins, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Daniel Higgins' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Higgins attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Higgins's professional 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, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffery J Cherney, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Jeffery Cherney's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine, Dr. Cherney attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Cherney's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and menopause. The average patient rating for Dr. Cherney is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cherney honors. He is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Adolescent Gynecology, Loop ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Murphy, MD
Specializes in Urology
800 Riverside Drive
Waupaca, WI
 

Dr. Michael Murphy's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Murphy graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, urodynamic testing, and cancer surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Murphy'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, 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.