Posterior vaginal prolapse (rectocele) care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic's posterior vaginal prolapse team includes specialists trained in female pelvic floor medicine (urogynecologists). Urogynecologists undergo three years of training in pelvic health and pelvic reconstructive surgery after completing four years of general obstetrics and gynecology training.
As a result, highly specialized pelvic floor disorder experts work together to determine what's best for you.
Advanced diagnosis and treatment
Posterior vaginal prolapse often goes with other pelvic floor disorders. Mayo Clinic has advanced imaging to assist with diagnosis of complex pelvic floor conditions.
Nonsurgical treatment often involves pelvic floor retraining exercises, biofeedback training and constipation education classes led by a dietitian and a nurse educator. Research shows that about half of those who get only verbal instructions in Kegel exercises don't do them correctly. At Mayo Clinic, physical therapists work with you to help you learn to perform Kegel exercises.
If you need surgery, Mayo Clinic specialists have experience with procedures to repair complex pelvic floor conditions.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic care providers evaluate and treat more than 800 people with posterior vaginal prolapse each year. These specialists have extra training in pelvic floor disorders and expertise in treating this condition, including repairing treatments done elsewhere.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks among the Best Hospitals for gynecology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Obstetrics and Gynecology department's expertise and rankings.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.
Aug. 10, 2022