Women’s pelvic floor muscles function like a sling to hold pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, rectum and nearby tissues, in place.
When pelvic floor muscles are weakened or damaged by surgery, vaginal childbirth, radiation treatments, heavy lifting or excessive straining, women can have urinary and other problems. About one-third of U.S. women experience a pelvic floor disorder at some point in their lives.
Our urogynecologists, specialists in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, diagnose and treat pelvic floor disorders, including:
• Prolapse of pelvic organs
• Urinary or stress incontinence
• Urinary frequency or urgency syndrome
• Difficulty urinating
• Bowel incontinence
• Decreased vaginal sensation during intercourse
Our specialists use a variety of treatments, from lifestyle and medical approaches to advanced, minimally invasive surgical procedures, to relieve symptoms and restore you to a comfortable and active life.