Pelvic Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman’s pelvic organs weaken and the pelvic organs slip out of place. This results in a bulge in the vagina known as prolapse. Approximately half of women between the ages of 50 and 79 have some form of prolapse. Risk factors for prolapse include childbirth, obesity, smoking, post menopausal age, and chronic lung disease.

Nonsurgical Treatment Options for Prolapse:

InTone Pelvic Floor Therapy and Rehabilitation

Pelvic floor therapy with InTone is a non-surgical approach to improve the function and strength of the pelvic floor muscles. InTone is the first medical device that combines muscle stimulation and patient-directed exercises with visual biofeedback into a single device specifically designed strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor.


Dr. Sweeten Pessary DeviceA pessary is a soft, flexible, removable device placed into the vagina. It is designed to support areas of pelvic organ prolapse. They can be inserted and removed by the women independently without difficulty. Pessaries are fitted in the doctor’s office to allow for appropriate size and shape to support the prolapse.

FemiLift is a state-of-the-art, pain-free, minimally invasive, in office laser procedure designed to treat stress urinary incontinence as well as improve vaginal tightness. The FemiLift does not require surgery, anesthesia, or any downtime. The FemiLift treatment is a treatment performed in the office in less than 15 minutes. The treatment involves painless laser light emitted into the vaginal tissue wall which allows for collagen and blood vessel development to improve surrounding tissue. This development of healthier tissue allows for reconstruction of the tissue which treats stress urinary incontinence and allows for improvement in tissue support. FemiLift has shown to treat early stage prolapse and tighten the pelvic tissue decreasing vaginal bulge.

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Surgical Treatment for Prolapse:

Surgical treatment for prolapse can include repair of the anterior wall of the vagina, the posterior wall, or sometimes include a hysterectomy. No single operation is right for every patient. The specific type of surgical intervention depends on a patient’s anatomy, overall health, prior surgeries, and desire to retain sexual function. The goal of surgery is to reduce the bulge and improve quality of life.