Care options for pelvic floor disorders

Ascension Saint Agnes in Baltimore offers a variety of care options, including minimally invasive surgery, for pelvic floor disorders.

Pelvic Floor Disorders

To schedule an appointment with one of our urogynecologists, call 1-866-690-9355.

At Ascension Saint Agnes, our urogynecology doctors and physical therapists are experienced in delivering non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures for women with pelvic floor disorders (PFD). We take the time to listen to understand your health concerns, so you get a care plan that is right for you.

By adapting lifestyle changes, doing daily exercises, and following recommended medication therapies, women with PDF are regaining an active lifestyle. A healthy diet can help manage PFD. Eating enough fiber and drinking an appropriate amount of fluid can help with constipation and urinary incontinence.

Physical therapists specializing in pelvic health

At Ascension, our physical therapists specialize in bladder retraining when urinary incontinence is a concern. Your doctor may refer you to a physical therapist for a personalized PDF rehabilitation care plan to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Some techniques that a physical therapist may use include:

  • Kegel exercises
  • Nerve stimulation
  • Biofeedback
  • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS)

Pessaries devices

A pessary is a device implanted in the vagina to provide bladder support or urethral compression. Pessaries may be a solution for women who have pelvic organ prolapse or bladder or bowel control issues.

Advanced surgical care options

The Urogynecologists are surgeons highly experienced in corrective pelvic floor disorder procedures, including:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse surgery
  • Apical suspensions
  • Anterior vaginal prolapse repair
  • Posterior vaginal prolapse repair
  • Stress urinary incontinence surgery
  • Mid-urethral mesh slings
  • Pubovaginal/fascial bladder neck slings
  • Burch or Marshall Marchetti Kranz Colposuspension procedures
  • Urethral bulking agent injections
  • Bowel control surgery
  • Overlapping anal sphincteroplasty
  • Injectable anal bulking agents
  • Magnetic anal sphincter
  • Rectocele repair
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Fistula repair
  • Rectal prolapse repair
  • Fecal diversion

Source: American Urogynecologic Society

To schedule an appointment with one of our urogynecologists, call 1-866-690-9355.