Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery

Experts in Female Pelvic Surgery

Aurora Health Care offers the most advanced level of care for women with complex pelvic floor disorders. The specialists at Aurora provide women with state-of-the-art pelvic reconstruction surgery options to help restore normal pelvic organ structure and improve function of the female pelvic organs.

Patients benefit from our team of highly-specialized, fellowship-trained urogynecologists and urologists who provide experience and expertise in the latest female pelvic surgery techniques. With many options for minimally invasive procedures, women benefit from:

  • Faster retirm to their normal routine
  • Higher accuracy rate
  • Less injury to muscle tissue
  • Less painful procedure
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay

Pregnancy, childbirth, age, weight and lifestyle can all contribute to weakened pelvic muscles. Without proper muscle support, pelvic organs may begin to sag, bulge or descend into the vagina. As the condition worsens, the bladder, uterus or rectum may protrude outside of the body through the vagina. The condition is known as pelvic prolapse. There are four types of prolapse:

  • Cystocele: Often called the dropped or bulging bladder, it is common after childbirth when the muscles have weakened allowing the bladder to drop into the vagina, or in severe cases, outside the vaginal opening.
  • Enterocele: This occurs when the intestines bulge downward into the vagina. Its symptoms are vague and may include a bearing down pressure in the pelvis and vagina and possible lower back pain.
  • Rectocele: This condition involves the rectum bulging up into the vagina. Symptoms include constipation, lack of control of gas, leaking of stool or feelings of stool still in the rectum.
  • Vaginal vault prolapse: More common in women who have had a hysterectomy, this is caused by weakening of the ligament that support the vagina. It can cause a severe pressure or feeling of a bulging or fullness in the vagina.

Many women with pelvic prolapse avoid going to the doctor because they are embarrassed or afraid, however, pelvic prolapse is a very common condition and there is nothing to hide. At Aurora, we combine technology and expertise with compassion, sensitivity and understanding.

Symptoms of pelvic prolapse include:

  • Difficulty urinating or difficulty with bowel movements
  • Pain or discomfort during intercourse
  • Pressure, discomfort or pain in the pelvic area
  • Urinary and/or bowel incontinence

Our Team

Tracy Capes, MD, fellowship-trained urogynecologist
Alexis Chesrow, MD, fellowship-trained urologist
Dennis Miller, MD,  fellowship-trained urogynecologist
John Utrie, DO, fellowship-trained urogynecologist