At our urologist office in Miami, Florida, a common procedure scheduled is a pelvic floor reconstruction procedure. This procedure surgically corrects a variety of pelvic organ prolapses, including uterine prolapse. There are, of course, risks associated with every surgical procedure, which is why some patients wonder if their uterine prolapse treatment can be non-surgical.
Uterine prolapse, in some cases, can be treated non-surgically but should only be done after seeking the opinion and medical assistance of a specialist. After consultation with a specialist, our South Florida urology office will describe some ways in which a prolapsed uterus may be non-surgically treated.
Uterine prolapse occurs when the pelvic muscles and surrounding tissue and ligaments supporting the uterus stretch and weaken. The uterus may then fall into or protrude out of the vagina.
There are various reasons as to why the pelvic muscles and surrounding tissue and ligaments may weaken, such as:
Non-surgical treatments are fairly uncommon, as they do not provide effective enough solutions for most patients. Some patients with mild prolapse may benefit from some non-surgical treatments.
If a patient is experiencing a fairly mild prolapse, they may benefit from pelvic floor muscle training and a vaginal pessary, two non-surgical treatments.
Pelvic floor muscle training involves completing a variety of exercises to redevelop and strengthen the muscles and ligaments in the pelvis. These exercises should be developed and suggested by a specialist.
A vaginal pessary is a device placed in the vagina to help support the pelvic organs. They can be used for short-term treatment or longer, depending on the individual.
In most cases, surgical methods will provide the most effective treatment options for prolapse. Pelvic floor reconstruction surgery provides relief for most patients, and recent advancements have lowered any associated risks. Robotic surgery has decreased blood loss during surgery, providing minimally invasive treatment options and shorter hospital stays.
This procedure places surgical mesh in the weakened areas, giving support to the organs and surrounding tissue, providing increased strength and long-lasting support.
Our specialist, Dr. Edward Gheiler, is experienced in this procedure, performing reconstructive surgery at our South Florida urology office. As a certified urologist, Dr. Gheiler provides a variety of urological services for both men and women, including but not limited to kidney stone treatments, prostate cancer treatments, and erectile dysfunction treatments.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation to speak with a qualified urologist and to see whether non-surgical uterine prolapse treatment is right for you.