Dr. Eilber describes cystocele and rectocele.
A cystocele is, in layman’s terms, when a bladder is dropping. The most common risk factor for having a dropped bladder is vaginal delivery. Rectocele is a prolapse of the rectal canal into the vaginal canal. In essence, cystocele and rectocele or also uterine prolapse are variations of a hernia. Much like a man has a hernia to his groin, women actually herniate the pelvic organs into the vaginal canal itself, vaginal delivery being the most common risk factor for this.
About Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D.:
Dr. Karyn Eilber, M.D., is one of the few board certified female urologists in the Los Angeles area that is fellowship trained in the treatment of incontinence, voiding dysfunction, and female pelvic reconstruction. Dr. Eilber received her medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed a urology residency and fellowship also at UCLA.
Following fellowship training, Dr. Eilber joined the Department of Urology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment and treating male incontinence after prostatectomy. Since returning to California, her practice is focused on vaginal reconstruction and the treatment of both men and women for incontinence and voiding dysfunction.