I wanted to share my experience with anyone who may have a situation similar to mine, since I found nothing on Dr. Riachi's website from other women specifically regarding rectoceles, or back wall vaginal prolapse.

I have had a small rectocele for five years, but last spring I began having severe trouble moving my bowels. No matter how careful I was with my diet, fluid intake, and daily stool softeners, I always had painful, severe straining. I went to a colorectal surgeon who told me it was due to my rectocele. I then went to see a well-respected uro-gynecologist, but he said that he believed my rectocele was too small to be causing my problem, and that I most likely had a disorder of my anal sphincter muscle due to years of fissure pain. I went back to my colorectal doctor, and she explained that the size of a rectocele does not correlate with the level of difficulty it causes regarding a woman's ability to go to the bathroom. She also said that my sphincter muscle was normal, and recommended that I get a second opinion from Dr. Riachi, whom she trusted.

Upon examining me Dr. Riachi said that there was a good chance that surgery could improve my situation but not totally correct it, so I went for it. He was right. While I still have to be careful with my diet and fluid intake, as long as I do that, I no longer have that terrible experience that something is blocking my ability to move my bowels. Furthermore, I found the recovery from the surgery to be a breeze.

I have tried not to be too graphic, but I hope that my story helps any woman who may find herself in a similar situation. Please don't let fear prevent you from seeking the help that is out there. Because the first doctor I saw had such a great reputation, I was tempted to believe his opinion that my rectocele was not what was causing my problem. I am so glad that I decided instead to put my trust in Dr. Riachi.


Dr. Riachi,

I wanted to send a little note expressing my gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful help and support you and your staff has giving me! Since I was 14 my periods have been very painful and heavy. At the age of 20 I had C-Section, after birth my periods became worse, lasting up to 12-14 days with extremely heavy flow and extreme pain. I felt like I only had one week a month of good life living. The other three weeks I lived with cramps, back aches, and hemorrhaging.

I first started seeing you in my mid 20's, and instantly I felt comfort that you were actually listening to how I suffered each and every month. I have tried every kind of birth control and anti inflammatory for relief, which was of no help. The birth control caused horrible headaches and moodiness. My sex life was also affected, during and after intercourse was extremely painful. To even insert a tampon was unbearable. After exploring different treatment options and not having any positive outcome.

At 32, you suggested an ultrasound that discovered Adenomyosis. You felt an uterine ablation would be a good option to help relieve some of these issues from which I had been suffering. I also knew that I didn't want to bear any children, so a tubal ligation was also performed. During the ablation you discovered many adhesions and other issues that wouldn't permit the procedure. My only other option was to have a partial hysterectomy, which you suggested should be done robotically.

I cannot express how easy the process was! I was in the hospital 12 hours and had no pain after. I was able to walk and perform the light duties being a mother required. I was back to work and living a normal life just 6 weeks later. Two months after the surgery I am living a life I never thought would be possible at 32. I live pain-free, and actually enjoy having intercourse. I hope this letter helps you to better help woman that are suffering like I was. The non-invasive surgery was the best choice I could have ever imagined!

Thank you for all you help!!


Dear Dr Riachi,

I want to express my gratefulness for the surgery you did on me.

When I was told that I had to have surgery to remove my ovaries and my cervix, in another word, I needed a hysterectomy because I was bleeding too much, and I was scared.

At that moment you knew how to make the scare go away. You explained to me in very simple words what kind of surgery it was going to be, robotic surgery.

Let me tell you it was WONDERFUL!. I have no words to express how I felt after the procedure. I did not feel that horrible pain that is caused by the conventional surgery. I went home the following day. After the surgery my recuperation was FANTASTIC!. In one week I was walking normal, the little marks in my stomach healed fine and they don't look like those ugly scars caused by the other regular operation.

I believe that the doctor has to be a lot with these results, and you, Dr. Riachi, are GREEEEEAT!


K. B.

I am a 65 year-old woman, writing about what happened to me so it will not happen to anyone else. In 2011, I was diagnosed with a uterine prolapse. My gynecologist referred me to a surgeon. This surgeon sent me for a second opinion with another surgeon. They both agreed that I needed surgery. I was once again with the first surgeon, and he asked me what I thought we should do, I said you are the doctor, what do you recommend? He said go home, and if you feel worse, come back. Not understanding fully what was happening to me and feeling discouraged, I never returned.

In April, 2012 I went for my yearly pap with my gynecologist. My doctor was in shock. At this point my prolapse was severe. I was in a lot of pain, not to mention at risk of infection because my uterus was outside my body. So, in April, my gynecologist referred me to a third surgeon. This doctor sent me for a battery of tests before my supposed surgery. I was beside myself, because I wanted the surgery as soon as possible. This doctor continued to tell me that this is not considered an emergency so I would have to wait because he was booked up. The first surgery date was in June, but the office called me to cancel. I continued to call, and they said my next surgery date could be in October or November.

My daughter, who lives in another state, found Dr Riachi online, thank God. She called the office that same day, explained what was happening to me. My daughter was so happy she said they would fit me in right away and in about four days I was in Dr. Riachi's office. I can't thank Dr. Riachi and his staff enough. I no longer have pain. I feel like a woman again! Thank You.

God Bless,


I wanted to write this letter to personally thank Dr. Riachi for taking special care of me and giving me my life back. I was suffering from heavy bleeding during and after my period and it would last for two to three weeks at a time for months. I had to use the maxi- overnight pads and that still wasn't enough. I went to my gynecologist, and she said that I was probably the early stages of menopause, but it never let up. I couldn't even go out to dinner. So one day I was looking through my Insurance book to seek another gynecologist and came across Dr. Riachi's name, so I searched him on the computer and was very impressed with what I read so I called and scheduled an appointment. Once I saw him and he examined me, he told me exactly what was wrong with me. I mean I couldn't believe it, I thought I was a hopeless case. He actually made me feel a little better about myself, now that I could put a name to my problem, so we scheduled a Uterine ablation, D&C, and a Hysteroscopy, and let me tell you since that procedure I feel absolutely great. No more heavy bleeding, and no more accidents. There are not enough words I can say to thank him. Dr. Riachi is a Godsend and is blessed with gifted hands and I love him. Again, thank you for everything.



I was referred to Dr. Riachi by a co-worker in 2012, and I thank her often for that referral!

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Dr. Riachi. After my first successful surgery he performed in 2012, he discovered a problem that I wasn't aware I had and thankfully in its early stage, surgery was performed in 2013 and was successful once again.

He is not only dedicated to his work, but most importantly to his patients, he is also:





Very Patient

Very Thorough

He puts his patients first, and it's not often that you find a doctor as dedicated to his work like Dr. Riachi. I am very fortunate to have achieved it, because this is my first!!

I admire his dedication and commend him on his hard work.

He has my utmost trust and confidence.

Best regards,

B. J.

When I first visited Dr. Riachi I had pains in my lower abdominal right side with intense pressure. It was so painful the pains would travel down to my right thigh. I had heavy cramps very intense pains in my lower stomach just under my waist line, muscle tight, and achy. On average, 3-5 nights a week I would wake up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in my stomach area.

I had a robotic laparoscopy surgery on January 31, 2013. The first week and a half after surgery I was very sore, swollen, gassy, and felt loose and giggly when I would walk. I stayed in bed and would go to the restroom. At first, the area in my stomach that used to have sharp pains was very tender. About two weeks after, the area had a lot of air bubbles that would flutter in my lower stomach. My two-week check up with you went well so that after three weeks I started walking for exercise, as my wounds were healing well.

Seven weeks later I had no pains, only one stitch was still visible, and four minor incision marks. This surgery has truly changed my life. I thought I would have to take pain medication and live in pain, but not anymore.

Thank you Dr Riachi.

A. R.