Posts By: Colleen Mathias

Prevention of Apical Prolapse

There is no single way to prevent these problems. Certain women are at genetic risk and have inherently poor strength of connective tissue Women can make lifestyle choices that can reduce her risk. In general, decreasing pressure on the pelvic floor walls is wise. This can be done by: Maintain normal weight or losing weight… Read more

Non-Surgical Management of Apical Prolapse

After being diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, a woman generally has four options: No treatment – watch how things go Pessary for support Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises “KEGELS” or referral to pelvic floor physical therapy to improve muscle tone Surgery to correct the prolapse Just because you have been diagnosed with prolapsed , does not… Read more

Apical Prolapse Surgical Management

If desire to maintain sexual function, the most important aspect of a repair is restoring the support of the upper 1/3 portion of the vagina. Common procedures that do this are: Abdominal Sacral Colpopexy Uterosacral or Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation  If a patient does not have a desire to maintain sexual function, a third option is Colpoceisis… Read more

Non-Surgical Prolapse Treatment

After being diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, a woman generally has four options: No treatment – watch how things go Pessary for support Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises “KEGELS” or referral to pelvic floor physical therapy to improve muscle tone Surgery to correct the prolapse Just because you have been diagnosed with prolapsed , does not… Read more

Prevention of Prolapse

There is no single way to prevent these problems. Certain women are at genetic risk and have inherently poor strength of connective tissue Women can make lifestyle choices that can reduce her risk. In general, decreasing pressure on the pelvic floor walls is wise. This can be done by: Maintain normal weight or losing weight… Read more

Prevention of Prolapse- Posterior Vaginal Wall

There is no single way to prevent these problems. Certain women are at genetic risk and have inherently poor strength of connective tissue Women can make lifestyle choices that can reduce her risk. In general, decreasing pressure on the pelvic floor walls is wise. This can be done by: Maintain normal weight or losing weight… Read more

Prevention of Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse

There is no single way to prevent these problems. Certain women are at genetic risk and have inherently poor strength of connective tissue Women can make lifestyle choices that can reduce her risk. In general, decreasing pressure on the pelvic floor walls is wise. This can be done by: Maintain normal weight or losing weight… Read more

Non-Surgical Management of Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse

After being diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse, a woman generally has four options: No treatment – watch how things go Pessary for support Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises “KEGELS” or referral to pelvic floor physical therapy to improve muscle tone Surgery to correct the prolapse Just because you have been diagnosed with prolapsed , does not… Read more

Surgical Management Options for Specific Prolapse Conditions

Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse Anterior Colporrhaphy Paravaginal Repair Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse Posterior Colporrhaphy & Perineorrhaphy Apical Prolapse Abdominal Sacral Colpopexy Uterosacral or Scarospinous Ligament Fixation   Navigate back to Prolapse main page

Anterior Vaginal Wall Surgical Management

Surgical Management Anterior Vaginal Prolapse Repair A cystocele or bulge of the front wall of the vagina usually results in loss of support to the bladder that rests upon this part of the vagina. The goal of a cystocele repair is to elevate the anterior vaginal wall back into the body and support the bladder…. Read more

Types of Pelvic Prolapse

Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse Apical Prolapse     Navigate back to the main Prolapse page

Dr. Hanson appointed as Ambassador for ISOUG!

Congratulations Dr. Hanson! Congratulations to Dr. Lisbet Hanson for being appointed as an Ambassador for the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISOUG)! ISUOG’s new Ambassador program aims to support membership growth and provide educational opportunities in underrepresented regions of the world. These 16 Ambassadors have been appointed in recognition of the work… Read more

Bon Secours DePaul

OBGYN Chesapeake VA

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center Founded as St. Vincent DePaul Hospital in 1856, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center has always been committed to serving the community with exceptional, personalized care. We’re constantly thinking of ways to serve Hampton Roads better and are preparing for the future, with extensive renovations underway. Our hospital offers a wide… Read more

Sentara Virginia Beach

OBGYN Chesapeake VA

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital is a 276-bed acute care facility that has a long history of commitment to the city, offering specialized, tertiary services. It is the region’s only Level III Trauma Center and home to the Sentara Heart Center. In addition, residents have access to the Coastal Cancer Center, Accredited Sleep Disorders Center, Orthopedics,… Read more