What is a pelvic floor disorder?

A pelvic floor disorder occurs when there is a disruption or dysfunction of the pelvic floor. Components of the pelvic floor include fascia and muscles which support the bladder and urethra; uterus and cervix; and rectum and anus. When there is weakness of the pelvic floor, women may experience falling of the pelvic organs and/or leakage of urine and/or stool. Patients may also have trouble emptying the bladder and/or rectum if the pelvic floor is too tight. Pain with relations or impaired sexual function may also occur in the presence of a tight or weak pelvic floor, respectively.

Do I need a referral?

This is typically the case, but be sure to check with your insurance carrier to confirm.

Will I undergo testing on the same day as a new patient visit?

Once we have an initial diagnosis, we will schedule appropriate testing for another day. Testing requires equipment that must be set-up and such tests also require dedicated time. We can usually perform any necessary office testing within a few weeks of your first visit.

Will I always likely have surgery if I come to your office as you are a surgeon?

We consider surgery on our patients once we have tried or discussed at length non-surgical options first.

Do you perform general gynecology?

As I am a specialist in treating pelvic floor disorders, I don’t perform any general gynecology, but would be more than happy to refer you to a gynecologist.

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