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Top Toledo Pelvic Prolapse Surgeon

Pelvic prolapse is a condition caused when the muscles and connective tissue in a woman’s pelvis weaken, stretch, tear and eventually fail. When this happens, the pelvic organs  – including the uterus, cervix, bladder, rectum and bowel — are no longer supported by the pelvic floor and fall from their proper position into the vagina.

This can be extremely uncomfortable, painful, embarrassing, and interfere drastically with intimacy and normal daily activities. Fortunately, advances in pelvic prolapse surgery mean that women no longer have to suffer with this debilitating condition.

Dr. Croak is among the first and few Toledo area pelvic prolapse surgeons to be trained to competently handle high-volume vaginal surgery, as well as to be certified in the use of da Vinci robotic surgery. Using this state-of-the-art robotic platform, Dr. Croak can perform pelvic prolapse surgery through very small incisions with unmatched precision – offering patients better results, less risk of complications, and a much faster recovery.

If you are suffering from pelvic prolapse, our caring Toledo area surgeons can help you. Call us today to see if daVinci robotic pelvic prolapse surgery is right for you.

Causes of Pelvic Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse can result from a variety of causes. Certain women may be more genetically predisposed to pelvic prolapse than others.  Aging and menopause also make women over the age of 60 more likely to experience pelvic prolapse. Pelvic prolapse can be the result of trauma to the vagina and pelvic floor during childbirth.

Illnesses such as connective tissue weakness, and chronic conditions can lead to prolapse.  Smoking, obesity or extreme exercise activities can also contribute to a woman’s risk of developing pelvic prolapse.

Robotic Pelvic Prolapse Surgery

Our surgeon is a leader in pelvic floor reconstruction, including robotically assisted laparoscopic pelvic prolapse surgery. Robotic surgery is the most advanced and safest method of correcting pelvic organ prolapse, and offers the fastest recovery. The daVinci Robot provides high resolution, 3-D imaging of the patient, with superior precision.

Advantages of daVinci robotic surgery for pelvic prolapse include smaller incisions, less pain, smaller incisions, more durable repair and quicker recovery. In fact, most patients can return home after just one night.

Symptoms of Pelvic Prolapse

  • Vaginal discomfort, pressure or fullness
  • Bleeding from exposed skin rubbing
  • Urine leakage
  • Difficulty starting the stream of urine
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Difficult bowel movements
  • Bulge near the opening of the vagina
  • Pressure in the pelvis or lower abdomen

Types of Pelvic Prolapse

  • Anterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse
  • Cystocele or Urethrocele Prolapse
  • Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse
  • Rectocele or Enterocele Prolapse
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Apical Prolapse
  • Vaginal Vault Prolapse
  • Rectal Prolapse

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