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Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
HELPING YOU LOOK AND FEEL YOUR BEST
Problems with urinary and bowel control can make it hard to feel good about yourself. Fortunately, most of these pelvic floor conditions are treatable—and you can find the treatment you need at MultiCare Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
The MultiCare Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery team specializes in treating disorders of the pelvic floor ranging from urinary incontinence to pelvic organ prolapse. We offer women in the South Puget Sound region cutting edge diagnostic and treatment options – both surgical and nonsurgical – and help women return with confidence to their normal activities.
You will have the expertise of our integrated care team – which includes three fellowship-trained urogynecologists, a pelvic floor physical therapist specializing in female pelvic therapies and specialty nursing staff.
Our urogynecologists completed their residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and became specialists in treating pelvic floor disorders with an additional two to three years of fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. They specialize in treating disorders of the pelvic floor and caring for women with these conditions.
WHAT IS THE PELVIC FLOOR?
The pelvic floor includes the muscles, connective tissue and ligaments that support a woman’s internal organs (bladder, bowel, uterus, vagina and rectum). The pelvic floor plays an important role in the support and proper function of these organs.
WHAT ARE PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS?
There are many conditions that cause pelvic floor dysfunction, including aging, loss of muscle tone, menopause, multiple vaginal deliveries, obesity, family history, stroke, and certain medical conditions such as diabetes.
Many women never seek medical treatment for pelvic floor issues because they feel embarrassed or assume these issues are a natural consequence of aging or childbirth. However, the vast majority of pelvic floor conditions are treatable.
Our compassionate experts at MultiCare Women’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery evaluate a wide range of pelvic floor conditions including:
- Urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control)
- Fecal incontinence (loss of bowel control)
- Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, rectum or uterus dropping into vaginal area)
- Fistulas (abnormal connections between the rectum or bladder and vagina)
- Trauma from childbirth
- Recurrent bladder infections
- Difficulty emptying the bladder or bowels