Dr. Jeffrey Hantes has always taken an interest in urinary bladder dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse. His continued research of the disorders and developments in treatment make him an expert in the field. After years of extensive training, he is considered an authority on the disorders and can perform both classic and cutting-edge treatment procedures.
Choosing an experienced, compassionate physician for the treatment of bladder dysfunction or pelvic organ prolapse is imperative. The field is highly specialized and doctors must undergo extensive training before treating patients for these disorders.
Dr. Hantes’ office is uniquely situated to deliver complete care for women presenting with Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Urinary Bladder Dysfunction. His scope of practice includes the treatment of Uterine Prolapse, Vaginal Wall Prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, enterocele), Urinary Incontinence (stress, urge, mixed), Fecal Incontinence, and Interstitial Cystitis (painful bladder syndromes). In addition, Dr. Hantes provides advanced laparoscopic and vaginal techniques offering patients less invasive surgical approaches.
In-office Sonography, multi-channel cystometrics/urodynamics, cystoscopy, and bio-feedback are available to provide a complete evaluation without the need for additional referrals. Extensive patient education is provided in a comfortable environment dedicated to health care for women.
Having the ability to treat both gynecological and urological problems without the need for additional referrals provides convenience for you and your family.
A sample of procedures preformed by Dr. Hantes:
In addition to the above procedures, the following conditions and treatments are offered:
Please refer to bellow for a more complete list of procedures and treatments of pelvic organ prolapse:
A vaginal procedure to reestablish the supports between the bladder and vagina to fix a cystocele (bulging of the urinary bladder into the vagina) . The old procedure used suture to pull the tissue together to repair the hernia. Today a synthetic mesh or organic graft material is placed to reinforce this repair
Similar to the Anterior Repair but the support of the vaginal wall is achieved by attaching it to the pelvic sidewall. A synthetic mesh or organic graft material is placed to reinforce this repair
A vaginal procedure to reestablish the supports between the vagina and rectum to fix a rectocele (bulging of the rectum into the vagina). The old procedure used suter to pull the tissue and muscles together resulting in an anatomically incorrect repair that can cause pain during intercourse. Today a synthetic mesh or organic graft material is placed to reinforce this repair
removal of the uterus (including the cervix) and possibly the tubes and ovaries through a laparoscopic approach
Removal of tubes and ovaries
Suspend the top of the vagina to the uterosacral ligaments, one of the original supports of the uterus and vagina.
A vaginal procedure that attaches the top of the prolapsed vagina to a ligament in the pelvis. An anatomically incorrect repair resulting in the vagina being pulled to one side of the pelvis.
A procedure (performed abdominally or laparoscopically) that attaches the top of the prolapsed vagina to the sacrum using either synthetic mesh or cadaveric material.
Please refer to bellow for a more complete list of procedures and treatments of Stress Urinary Incontinence:
Placing a “strap” of material under the urethra to support it and prevent stress incontinence. The sling material can be synthetic or natural. The natural material can be taken from your own body or from cadavers.
Injection of material next to the opening of the bladder in an effort to prevent stress incontinence. This procedure is performed in the office.
A special type of suburethral sling that requires a less invasive procedure, which allows it to be performed under light sedation on an outpatient basis. This procedure brings the sling material through the vagina and exiting the abdominal wall. It results in more patient discomfort in my opinion than the Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling procedure
A special type of suburethral sling that requires a less invasive procedure, which allows it to be performed under light sedation on an outpatient basis. This procedure requires 3 small incisions and has been tolerated by patients very well.
This is a new approach in the treatment of the overactive bladder, urinary retention and urinary frequency. Electrodes are surgically inserted into the nerves that control the bladder.