Gail Miller Ob/Gyn
Call
708.430.2020

Patient
Testimonials

"As always my visit was pleasant, I always feel as if I am visiting with long time friends when I am in the office . Dr Miller listens and explains thoroughly and I never feel rushed or ignored"


Meet Your OB/GYN Specialist

Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Surgery for Uterine ProlapseProlapso del ³rgano p©lvico: Cirug­a para prolapso uterino

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Surgery for Uterine Prolapse

Cutaway view of uterus and vagina
Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse is when the uterus drops into the vagina. In severe cases, the uterus can protrude from the vagina. The goal of surgery is to repair the problem and relieve your symptoms.

Cutaway view of uterus and vagina
Hysterectomy

The Surgical Procedure

Hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and surgery to support the vagina are done to repair uterine prolapse. This type of surgery can be performed through the vagina or abdomen. Sutures (stitches) are used to attach the vagina to strong tissue in the pelvis. This supports the top part of the vagina. During surgery, other procedures may be done to prevent vaginal vault prolapse.

Possible Risks and Complications of Surgery

  • Infection

  • Bleeding

  • Risks of anesthesia

  • Damage to nerves, muscles, or nearby pelvic structures

  • Blood clots

  • Prolapse of the pelvic organ or organs occurring again

Your Incisions

During surgery, the doctor reaches your pelvic organs through the vagina or the abdomen. An incision may be made in the vagina wall. If incisions are made on the abdomen (lower belly), they can be vertical (up and down) or transverse (across.).

Incision site
Incision made in vaginal wall

Incision site
Abdominal incisions

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

See for yourself how we can make a difference in your health and your life. Call Dr. Gail Miller at 708.430.2020 or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.

Physician Referral