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Pelvic Health

Also known as: Pelvic Floor Disorders

For many, pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) like incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse seem like untreatable and embarrassing conditions, forcing individuals to suffer through irregular bladder, bowel and vaginal function. Our teams of urologists and urogynecologists are experts in treating pelvic conditions, helping improve the quality of life of countless patients.

The pelvic floor supports many muscles and organs, including your bladder, rectum, and reproductive system. When this support weakens, either through age, pressure, or childbirth, conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, fistulas, bladder and bowel disorders can occur.

Symptoms vary, as well. You may feel pelvic pressure, pain, or heaviness. Some women also experience urinary incontinence (leakage when you laugh, sneeze, or cough) or an overactive bladder that necessitates frequent trips to the bathroom. Others experience loss of bowel control.

We understand that pelvic floor disorders are uncomfortable and sensitive conditions. This is why our PFD specialists intentionally provide trusting care in a supportive environment. They partner with you to create a treatment plan customized to your specific condition and reflective of your needs.

Our rehab teams specialize in pelvic health disorders and are committed to providing effective treatment and therapy to restore your pelvic floor. Our therapists help patients with the following pelvic conditions:

  • Adult and pediatric incontinence 
  • Post surgical rehab to rebuild strength of the pelvic floor
  • Relief from pelvic pain and pelvic tension
  • Physical therapy to address pelvic pain during and after pregnancy

Through minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotics-assisted procedures, our pelvic health physicians provide precise and accurate diagnoses and treatments. These allow for faster recovery, shorter hospital stays and a reduced risk of injury.

Surgeries and treatments for pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT)
  • Pessary devices
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Urethral and anal bulking
  • Mid-urethral slings
  • Sacral neuromodulation
  • Sphincteroplasty 

Doctors Specializing in Pelvic Health

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.