Find relief with female pelvic reconstructive surgery
Adult urinary incontinence, anal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse can cause embarrassing symptoms. You may find yourself avoiding certain situations and people, all because you lack control of your body. The specialists at Main Line Health can help you regain control and get back to living your life more fully.
The female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery experts at Main Line Health offer female pelvic reconstructive surgery to help relieve your pelvic pain and associated symptoms. Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery combines the specialties of obstetrics and gynecology with additional training in neuro-urologic testing and pelvic reconstructive surgery.
Experience and expertise in pelvic floor disorders
Bladder problems, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are usually the result of a pelvic floor disorder. A pelvic floor disorder can happen at any age and may be caused by damage to the pelvic floor sustained during pregnancy and delivery, heavy lifting or menopause.
When it comes to pelvic floor conditions, we have experienced female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialists and one of the largest and most comprehensive treatment programs in the Philadelphia area.
We begin with a thorough examination including pelvic exam, ultrasound, lab cultures and imaging such as MRI or X-ray to determine the exact cause of your pelvic pain. In addition, diagnostic laparoscopy may be used to view your internal pelvic organs. Once your specific symptoms and conditions have been addressed, we provide a detailed treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
Strength and support through surgery
Treatment of pelvic floor disorders involves both surgical and non-surgical options.
Our non-surgical services include:
- Behavior modification training, including fluid and dietary management
- Biofeedback training (to help you find and retrain pelvic muscles)
- Bladder retraining (to manage urinary frequency and urgency)
- Complex bladder testing (called urodynamics)
- Cystoscopy and hysteroscopy
- Detailed assessment and treatment of pelvic muscle weakness
- Electrical stimulation therapy (to recondition bladder muscles)
- Physical therapy, including exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor
In addition to these non-surgical treatments, female pelvic reconstructive surgery can provide tremendous relief for bladder problems, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. You should consider surgery when non-surgical methods are not helping and your symptoms are severe enough to limit your normal life activities.
Whether surgery is performed laparoscopically , with a small incision in the lower abdomen, or by making an incision through the vagina, the goal is the same. Your pelvic organs will be returned to the correct location and your pelvic floor will be strengthened so you retain the support you need for an active life.