Did you know that up to 1 in 3 women experience pelvic prolapse? If you have this condition, our specialists at Pearl Women’s Center can help.

For help with suspected pelvic prolapse, contact the specialists at Pearl Women’s Center. Ask a questionbook online, or call our office in Portland at (503) 771-1883. We serve patients from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Northern California, and Alaska.

    About Pelvic Prolapse

  • Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition in which the bladder, the rectum, the uterus, or the vagina begins to drop and can cause symptoms of pressure, pelvic pain and incontinence. Sometimes the pelvic organs may even protrude out of the vagina. This can be very upsetting for women; however, it is actually quite common.

  • Our Approach

  • Dr. Shanti Mohling is an expert in both the medical and surgical management of prolapse. She is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat prolapse. and has over 20 years of experience with conservative management employing the use of pessaries and pelvic floor physical therapy. She is the primary author on 2 chapters on minimally invasive surgical management of prolapse and specializes in native tissue surgical repair. She is able to perform most procedures without the use of vaginal mesh. Surgical repair of prolapse may be done laparoscopically, robotically or vaginally, depending on the type of anatomic prolapse.

    Consultation appointments involve a careful history and exam, possibly an ultrasound and sometimes special evaluation of the bladder for incontinence symptoms. Care plans are thoughtfully created based on patients’ overall health, type of prolapse and optimal desired outcomes.

    References:

    1. Mohling S, Liu CY. “Surgery for Pelvic Floor Defects,” Practical Manual for Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Surgery. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. Copyright 2019.
    2. Mohling S, Furr R, Liu CY. “Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for the Patient with Concomitant Pelvic Organ Prolapse.” Hysterectomy Atlas. Springer International Publishing Switzerland. Copyright 2017

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