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Pelvic Health Institute

Most women and men do not discuss issues such as incontinence, pelvic pain, vaginal prolapse or sexual dysfunction because they are embarrassed or think the problem is just something to be tolerated. The truth is that most pelvic floor problems can be cured or better managed. The specialists of the Pelvic Health Institute talk about these problems every day and we are here to help you. There is no reason to suffer in silence.

Pelvic Health Services

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that support to the organs in the abdomen such as the bladder, bowel, and uterus (in women). When the pelvic floor muscles contract, they lift the internal organs and close the openings of the vagina, anus and urethra. Relaxing the pelvic floor allows passage of urine and feces for both men and women. These muscles are also important for sexual function in both men and women. In men, it is important for erectile function and ejaculation. In women, voluntary contractions (squeezing) of the pelvic floor contribute to sexual sensation and arousal.

The pelvic floor muscles in women provide support for the baby during pregnancy and assist in the birthing process.

The muscles of the pelvic floor work with the abdominal and back muscles to stabilize and support the spine.

What is a pelvic floor disorder?

When pelvic floor muscles do not function as they should, they do not support the abdominal organs properly. This can lead to the following conditions:

  • Incontinence — loss of bladder or bowel control, including leakage.
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse — dropping of pelvic organs below their normal location.
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain — discomfort, burning or other uncomfortable pelvic symptoms.
  • Overactive Bladder — frequent need to urinate, uncomfortable bladder pressure, urge incontinence and difficulty holding a full bladder.
  • Emptying Disorders — difficulty urinating or moving bowels.

What treatment options exist?

The specialists at the Pelvic Health Institute provide private consultation and individualized treatments that are based on your diagnosis. Treatment options include education on behavioral & lifestyle changes, medication management, and minimally invasive surgery using the daVinci Surgical System.

To make an appointment, call (833) 293-5936.

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