John Jeffery, MD

Gynecological Surgery

What is gynecological surgery for prolapse?

Gynecological surgery can be used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, also commonly known as POP. When POP occurs, minimally invasive surgery may be a feasible option to correct the issue. Before surgery is performed, your doctor may explore other treatment options that are non-invasive. At our Medicine Hat office, Dr. Jeffery, an expert in the field of gynecology and surgery, will conduct a thorough examination, based on your symptoms. Then, based on his diagnosis, offer the most appropriate treatment plan possible.

What is POP?

POP, also known as pelvic organ prolapse, is a condition that occurs when one of the organs held within the pelvic floor protrudes into the vaginal wall. There is a hammock-like connective tissue within the pelvic floor that supports the bladder, uterus, and rectum. If the tissues become damaged or broken, it can cause the organs to fall into the vagina and pelvic organ prolapse to occur.

What are some symptoms of POP?

Some symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse may include:

  • lower back ache
  • painful intercourse
  • abnormal bleeding
  • pressure or fullness in the pelvis
  • urinary incontinence

How can you treat POP?

Depending upon the severity of the prolapse, surgery may be required. Doctors will usually try all non-surgical methods before resorting to surgery.

When would a hysterectomy be required?

Only in severe cases, where the patient is experiencing extreme pain and other courses of treatment haven’t worked, would a hysterectomy be suggested.

Schedule an Appointment

Dr. Jeffery’s treats pelvic organ prolapse and performs other gynecological surgeries by referral only. Please have your primary care doctor contact our Medicine Hat office for a referral into our practice.

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