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.
While PFDs affect about a third of all women in their lifetime, many are reluctant to seek care for conditions like urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence and other forms of bladder and/or bowel control.
These conditions are treatable and assistance is readily available at Abington – Jefferson Health.
Why Choose Abington – Jefferson Health?
Abington’s multidisciplinary program is designed to incorporate evidence-based, integrative medicine into our approach. This includes collaborations with urology, gynecology, physical therapy, rehabilitation medicine, colorectal surgery and gastroenterology, psychology and pain management available at Abington – Jefferson Health.
The physicians at Abington Hospital were among the first in the region to offer surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse utilizing the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, as well as treatment of menopausal symptoms utilizing the minimally invasive MonaLisa Touch laser therapy.
The experts at Abington provide compassionate and quality care for a broad spectrum of conditions affecting the health and functionality of the pelvic floor and its organs.
Our staff includes both a nurse navigator as well as an advanced practice nurse, both in a position to coordinate care and advocate for our patients.