The Grisham Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Restorative Surgery is a cutting-edge facility dedicated to improving quality of life of women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse and bladder dysfunction, including incontinence. It is one of the first facilities of its kind in the nation, and Dr. Grisham and his staff utilize the most advanced techniques to restore normalcy to their patients’ lives.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
The phrase “pelvic organ prolapse” refers to a group of disorders resulting from the attenuation or destruction of structures which support the pelvic organs. These support structures form a complex system made up of muscles, fascia and ligaments which support the uterus, cervix, bladder, rectum and bowel. When this support system begins to break down, women begin to form a prolapsed or “fallen” bladder (cystocele), prolapsed rectum (rectocele), prolapsed uterus, or prolapsed vagina (vaginal vault prolapse). Additionally, they may suffer from urinary or fecal incontinence and decreased satisfaction with intercourse. Learn More
What is Bladder Dysfunction?
Bladder dysfunction encompasses a variety of conditions including stress urinary incontinence (leaking when you cough, laugh, or sneeze), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), mixed incontinence (a combination of both stress and urge incontinence), and a condition known as interstitial cystitis which can cause pelvic pain and urinary urgency. Learn More