According to the National Institutes of Health, more than one-third of U.S. women have a pelvic floor disorder, and almost 377,000 women underwent surgery for a pelvic floor disorder in 2010. This is a common problem that women try to hide, but it is something that needs to be treated effectively and immediately.
The Sinai Hospital Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, headed by Dr. Daniel Kim, specializes in comprehensive evaluation and treatment for women with complex pelvic floor disorders such as:
- 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)
Dr. Kim, who is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, a new sub-specialty certification that is jointly administered by the American Board of Urology and the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, provides a comprehensive approach to evaluating and treating pelvic floor disorders. He works with the Sinai Rehab Center to administer the Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Incontinence Program, which treats urinary incontinence and pelvic pain, and works with primary care physicians to develop individualized treatment plans.
The Institute also provides noninvasive and minimally invasive state-of-the-art procedures, as well as nonsurgical options, to treat a variety of pelvic disorders. These treatment options are designed to meet the needs of each individual female.
Daniel Kim, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Section Chief, Division of Urogynecology
Sinai Hospital Institute for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2411 W. Belvedere Ave.
Mower Medical Office Building, Suite 209
Baltimore, MD 21215