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Pessary Specialists for Prolapse

When pelvic organ prolapse becomes an issue you just cannot ignore, there are solutions to restore your quality of life and alleviate your discomfort, including a vaginal pessary.


What Is a Pessary?

A vaginal pessary is a small device made from medical grade silicone to support the prolapsed organ and to reestablish the pelvic floor. A pessary is a safe, minimally invasive option for treating pelvic organ prolapse.

How Does a Pessary Work?

The pessary works by correcting the anatomic issue related to a woman's prolapse. When a pelvic organ or organs drop, it creates pressure and discomfort in the vagina. Pessaries provide support to the vagina and help reinforce the muscles and tissues of the pelvic floor area. A pessary typically relieves most, if not all, of the symptoms associated with prolapse.

Pessary Placement

At your initial visit, you will be fitted for a pessary. Our specialist will place the type of pessary that is right for your body and type of prolapse. One of our specialists will also teach you how to care for your new pessary including how to remove it, clean it, and reinsert it.

If you require assistance with the maintenance and care of your pessary, our specialists will see you every three months to clean and reinsert the pessary for you. Our goal is to ensure your comfort and successful treatment for prolapse.

Your Follow-Up Appointment

After your initial pessary fitting, you will be scheduled for a follow-up visit in about one to two weeks.
At this visit our pessary specialists will do the following:

  • Remove and clean the pessary
  • Examine your vagina for any erosions
  • Make sure the pessary fits well and is comfortable
  • Teach you how to remove, clean, and reinsert the pessary on a weekly basis, if you are motivated to do this yourself (women who choose not to remove and reinsert the pessary themselves can return to our pessary specialist in one to two months and then every three months thereafter for cleaning and assessment.)

You will then be scheduled for a second follow-up visit in about one to two months with follow-up visits every six to 12 months thereafter.

If a pessary is the right option to treat your prolapse, our dedicated specialists will be by your side every step of the way to ensure successful treatment and your optimal comfort.