Women at any stage of life can experience pelvic floor problems. Rush's team of experts identify the best treatment for your symptoms, needs and lifestyle.
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The Rush Approach to Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Services
Health issues that affect your urinary, bowel or sexual function seriously impact your quality of life. A weakened pelvic floor, the group of muscles supporting your pelvic organs, is often the cause of these conditions.
Pelvic floor conditions are both common — one out of four women will have issues — and often curable.
Rush’s urogynecological team creates a comfortable environment where you can get the help you need to improve your day-to-day life. We start with education, helping you understand your condition, so that together we can determine the best treatment option for your symptoms and overall health.
Rush Excellence in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Services
- Treatment options that work: Pelvic floor disorders are not only common, but they are often curable. Our team often treats symptoms without surgery using pelvic floor therapy, diet modifications, behavior changes, medications and vaginal laser treatment (MonaLisa Touch). If surgery is needed, our team specializes in minimally invasive vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques.
- Expanded program for complex cases: Rush University Medical Center’s Program for Abdominal and Pelvic Health brings together experts, including urogynecologists, colon and rectal surgeons and physical therapists, to address the most complex pelvic health conditions. Often, if you're participating in this program, you are experiencing more than one pelvic issue and need comprehensive care to treat all symptoms. By working together, our providers can develop a care plan based on how your conditions relate to each other, and which treatments will be the most effective in finding you relief.
- Comprehensive care during menopause: Pelvic floor muscles can weaken during menopause when you’re likely to experience other health changes as well. Rush offers a team approach to your care, bringing together urogynecologists, OB-GYNs, reproductive endocrinologists and menopausal medicine specialists to provide comprehensive care for perimenopause and menopause. Our providers create a personalized care plan to control your symptoms, including pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence, and best support your overall health.
- Caring for all patients: In partnership with the Rush Center for Gender, Sexuality & Reproductive Health, we treat all patients, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Recognizing the intimate nature of pelvic floor disorders, we offer compassionate and confidential care for conditions such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse that can affect LGBTQ+ individuals more often.