The pelvic floor is the structure that includes muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, and nerves that help support the pelvic organs, which include the bladder, rectum, uterus, and vagina. The pelvic floor also helps control the function of these organs.
When the pelvic floor is weakened or not functioning properly, it can lead to pelvic floor disorders.
Common Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic floor problems affect many women. 1 in 5 women will have surgery for a pelvic floor condition during their life, and up to 1 in 3 women have pelvic floor disorders, but do not require or choose surgery. While there are some factors that increase your risk, pelvic floor disorders are not a normal part of aging and can be treated.
Individualized Care for Pelvic Floor Disorders
Our urogynecologists and urologic surgeons are passionate about improving your quality of life. The first step is scheduling an appointment.
At your initial office visit, our providers will evaluate your medical history to learn about your symptoms, any prior treatment, medical problems, medications, and allergies. They will also do a physical examination (including a pelvic exam), and often will perform a urine test and bladder emptying check. After the problem is identified, our care team will guide you through the available treatment options and outcomes.
Pelvic Floor Disorder Treatment Options
There are a wide variety of treatment options available. Our care team wants you to choose a treatment route that best serves you and your overall needs.
- Injections and other office procedures
- Pelvic reconstructive surgery