Pelvic Prolapse

The Pelvic Prolapse and Incontinence Center of Montana

At Community Medical Center we have a new center of excellence to address the growing problem of female pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.  A condition that is shockingly common but seldom discussed. Many woman suffer in silence out of embarrassment and a lack of knowledge of what can be done.   Without treatment woman with prolapse often suffer a loss of quality of life and worsening symptoms.

Let us show you how good your life can be. Wouldn't it be nice to be dry again? Or not feel that nagging pelvic pressure or bulge?  How about a return to the things you enjoy doing?

The Condition
Prolapse is a condition where the pelvic organs - uterus,vagina,bladder and rectum are displaced from there normal position due to failure of ligamentous support or weakened tissue. Prolapse can vary in degree from minimal or occasional symptoms to daily,persistent, life altering symptoms. Like other hernias it is nearly always progressive.

What causes prolapse?
Childbirth and pregnancy are the initial events that over time lead to prolapse and incontinence. Woman who have never been pregnant or given birth are at very low risk for prolapse. Approximately one out of three woman will in there lifetime suffer from prolapse or incontinence. Other risk factors are obesity,repetitive lifting,chronic cough,constipation,lack of estrogen and previous surgery such as hysterectomy.

What are the symptoms?
Incontinence is the most common and concerning symptom associated with prolapse and often proceeds other prolapse symptoms. Others may first have a sense of bulging,heaviness,pressure or "falling out" sensation. Prolapse of the bladder leads to incomplete bladder emptying resulting in frequent urination, nocturia and urinary tract infections. Less common symptoms include back pain,pain with intercourse and bowel dysfunction.

How is prolapse managed?
Here at Community Medical Center you'll have access to a full range of treatment options. Including surgical and non surgical gynecology,urology and physical therapy. Those opting for a surgical solution will find there's no "one size fits all" approach. You'll have a detailed evaluation to identify the defects that produce your symptoms. Resulting in anatomic repair that not only corrects the prolapse but also returns normal function. Those requiring surgical therapy will find the most advanced surgical platform available. The Da Vinci Robot.

How does Da Vinci Robotic Surgery work?
With Da Vinci Robotic surgery your surgeon is in complete control. Performing advanced pelvic surgery laproscopically that once could only be performed thru "open" incisions. The Da Vinci system allows your surgeon to perform the intricate tasks of surgical repair with magnified 3D vision using tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result Da Vinci surgery offers many benefits over traditional laproscopic or open procedures including: less post-op pain,less blood loss,smaller incisions,shorter hospital stay,quicker return to normal activities and the life you love.

Surgical Procedures:

  • Robotic Sacrocolpopexy: The gold standard for treatment uterine prolapse or vaginal vault prolapse after hysterectomy
  • Robotic Paravaginal Defect Repair: repair for bladder prolapse. This corrects the "cystocele" you may have been told you have. Also helps restore bladder continence and function.
  • Robotic Burch retropubic suspension: corrects stress type urinary incontinence that occurs with coughing or sneezing etc
  • Robotic Hysterectomy: performed for typical gynecologic conditions and prolapse.

To learn more
Call The Pelvic Prolapse and Incontinence Center of Montana at Community Medical Center for a referral and consultation: