The Sinai Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery specializes in comprehensive evaluation and treatment for women with:
- Urinary incontinence (accidental loss of urine)
- Overactive bladder (frequent and urgent bathroom use)
- Pelvic organ prolapse ("dropped" or displaced bladder, uterus, vagina or rectum)
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
- Bowel incontinence (accidental loss of stool)
Because the symptoms of pelvic floor disorders are so diverse and complex, the underlying condition must be accurately identified and evaluated to determine the appropriate treatment option. At the Sinai Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine, the most advanced diagnostic methods are used to examine the many factors that may contribute to the disorder.
A detailed medical history is taken and a urogynecologist performs a thorough physical exam, which is similar to a routine gynecological exam. In many cases, bladder testing with urodynamics is recommended and can be completed within 20 to 30 minutes in the office.
In partnership with the patient and her primary care physician, an appropriate treatment plan is developed. With successful management at treatment, patients are able to spend more time with friends and family, and return with confidence to their daily school, work and physical activities.
Several treatment options are available, including nonsurgical options. The Sinai Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine is at the national forefront for many noninvasive and minimally invasive state-of-the-art procedures:
- Bladder training and behavioral therapy
- Pelvic muscle strengthening
- Bladder and nerve stimulation
- Collagen injection
- Pessary device
- Bladder instillation therapy
- Single-incision sling procedures
- Minimally invasive, robot-assisted surgery
Daniel Kim, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Section Chief, Division of Urogynecology
For more information about Women’s Services at LifeBridge Health call 410-601-WELL (9355).