Treatment of Vaginal Prolapse

  Like most things, prolapse occurs in different levels of severity. In mild forms of prolapse, no treatment is necessary & it is reasonable to see what will happen with time. In most women, their prolapse will slowly worsen with time. Exercise, straining, & sex will not significantly cause the condition to get worse; although […]

Vaginal Mesh in Surgery for Vaginal Prolapse FAQ

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Vaginal Prolapse | No Comments

What is vaginal mesh? Vaginal mesh is an artificial or biologic material which is used during vaginal surgery in the repair of women who have prolapse, or loss of support, of their pelvic organs. It is mainly used when the uterus or upper vagina is part of the prolapse. Why would vaginal mesh be used? […]

Bladder Control Problems

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

Bladder control problems can disrupt every aspect of your life. While many women feel that few other women have their problem, it is thought that over 15 million women in the United States experience loss of urine. While urine control problems most often start in a woman’s 40’s or 50’s, they can occur in women […]

Surgery for Bladder Control

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

When treatment with pelvic muscle exercises does not work, it is reasonable to consider surgery to improve your bladder control. Over a hundred procedures for bladder control have been developed over the last century. Unfortunately, many of them have turned out to be ineffective, & some have proven to be dangerous. For over a century […]

Sacral Neuromodulation (Interstim)

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Urinary Incontinence | No Comments

Drs Howden & Theofrastous have recently added a new therapy for women who suffer from an overactive bladder condition. It is called Sacral Neuromodulation or Interstim. It works by changing the way the bladder communicates with the brain through low level electrical signals sent through a small electrode placed in the lower back next to the sacrum. This […]