Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Perineal Hernias

  • Dana R. SandsEmail author
  • Daniel S. Lavy
  • Eric A. Hurtado


The pelvic floor represents a complex anatomic region, which is prone to laxity, herniation and prolapse. Often, treatment will require a multidisciplinary approach with input from colorectal surgeons, urogynecologists and urologists. A thorough understanding of the anatomic deficit combined with its functional significance is imperative when contemplating invasive interventions. Excellent functional results are incumbent on the surgeon correlating the patients’ symptoms with the anatomic findings. Numerous approaches are available to correct pelvic floor deficits and should be tailored to the individual patient taking into account the need for a team approach and also their comorbidities.


Rectocele Perineal hernia Pelvic floor Functional results Pelvic organ prolapse Surgical treatment Laparoscopy Cystocele 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dana R. Sands
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel S. Lavy
    • 1
  • Eric A. Hurtado
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Gynecology, Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA

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