Minimally invasive surgery for prolapsed bladder

When nonsurgical treatments are not enough to relieve symptoms of prolapsed bladder, you may need surgery to correct the problem.

A prolapsed bladder occurs when your pelvic floor muscles become weak or injured and can no longer support the bladder. You may have chronic pelvic pain, urinary problems and frequent urinary tract infections. In severe cases, you may even feet tissue sticking out from the vagina.

Main Line Health offers prolapsed bladder surgery to help secure your bladder where it belongs and ease your symptoms.

Treatment that offers strength and security

The urogynecology experts at Main Line Health offer prolapsed bladder surgery as part of female pelvic reconstructive surgery to treat pelvic floor conditions. A urogynecologist is an expert in gynecology with added training in neuro-urologic testing and pelvic reconstructive surgery.

If your prolapsed bladder symptoms aren’t responding to other treatment methods, such as bladder retraining, lifestyle changes or a pessary support device, prolapsed bladder surgery can help. Prolapsed bladder surgery is performed laparoscopically, usually by making an incision through the vagina. Your bladder will be returned and secured in the correct location and your pelvic floor will be stronger.

In some cases, a special mesh material may be put in place during surgery to support your bladder even more. Talk to your doctor about the benefits of using mesh for support and whether it’s right for your situation.

Laparoscopic surgery requires less downtime than traditional surgery. You’ll have less pain and a faster recovery. After prolapsed bladder surgery, you can expect to return to normal activities in about six weeks.

To schedule an appointment with a specialist at Main Line Health, call 1.866.CALL.MLH (1.866.225.5654) or use our secure online appointment request form.