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Pelvic Health

If you are suffering from a pelvic floor disorders — the most common of which is urinary incontinence — you may fail to seek appropriate treatment for your condition. As a result, you may give up participating in favorite activities, exercise, and travel. Your self-esteem and intimacy suffer, and you may lapse into depression and become reluctant to leave your home.

With women living longer beyond menopause than ever before, pelvic floor disorders demand serious attention from healthcare providers. Genesis offers comprehensive and compassionate care for women suffering from incontinence.

Pelvic Health Team Specialties

Our Women's Pelvic Health Program draws on the expertise of specialists in:

  • Women’s health
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology

This collaboration of experts from various specialties is important because pelvic floor dysfunctions often have a shared pathophysiology. A single structural defect in the pelvic floor, for example, can be responsible for dysfunction of the bladder, bowel and even genital tract. Moreover, the multidisciplinary arrangement makes is easier for your to receive treatment.

Risk Factors

Age, obesity, and childbirth are common risk factors for incontinence. Other risk factors include hysterectomy, vaginal surgery, lung disease, smoking, and pelvic radiation.

Diagnostic Services

Our program takes advantage of the most up-to-date diagnostic services and tools, among them pelvic ultrasound, genitourinary radiology, and cystoscopy for examination of the bladder and urethra.

When more sophisticated testing is required, specialists use multi-channel urodynamics to measure bladder function, and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of the urogenital compartment and pelvic floor organs.

Treatment

Education can empower you to gain control over your bladder. Many women find they can obtain a measure of relief by decreasing or eliminating certain beverages or foods from their diets.

The program will offer computerized biofeedback, pelvic floor retraining, dietary and behavior modification, and more. Supervised biofeedback and exercise can often bring relief by strengthening pelvic floor and anal muscles.

For incontinence cases requiring surgery, program physicians use the latest minimally invasive procedures.

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