A Study to Predict Post-Surgery Symptom Outcomes with the Use of a Preoperative Pessary


About this study

The goal of the study is to evaluate the change in pelvic floor symptoms with pessary use prior to reconstructive pelvic floor surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.  Additionally, we will assess the impact that preoperative pessary use has on patient self-reported preparedness for surgery.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Older than 18 years of age
  • Has symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse
  • Electing for surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse (transvaginal or transabdominal) at least 7 days after office consultation
  • Understand and have signed written informed consent for preoperative pessary placement

Exclusion Criteria

  • Previous use of a pessary for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Patients undergoing obliterative prolapse surgery (i.e. Colpocleisis)
  • Scheduled for surgery for pelvic organ prolapse less than 7 days after office consultation
  • Have an isolated rectocele
  • Have allergies to both latex and silicone
  • Have an active pelvic infection

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Occhino, M.D., M.S.

Closed for enrollment

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