Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What is the best age to have surgery for pelvic organ prolapse? Is there a risk to waiting?

Dr. William Rush discusses the best age to have surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Women with severe symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse who have tried all non-surgical treatments without relief should explore surgical options, according to American Congress of Obstetricians and GynecologistsOff Site Icon. Patients should include factors such as age, current health conditions, and childbearing plans as they consider surgery, according to the ACOG.

Family planning is also a factor when considering surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, according to the International Urogynecological AssociationOff Site Icon. Women who plan to have children may choose to delay surgery and opt for non-surgical treatments instead, according to the IUGA.

For more information about pelvic organ prolapse surgery, talk to your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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