Treatment Options for Pelvic Floor Disorders
Certain pelvic floor disorders are primarily affected by our lifestyle
choices, including the foods and drinks we consume. For women who are
overweight, weight loss (even small amounts) can result in a significant
improvement in bladder control. Additionally, drinking an appropriate
amount of fluid and reducing intake of bladder-irritating drinks. such
as coffee, may improve bladder control. Additional treatments such as
bladder retraining and timed voiding can be very helpful for reducing
Depending on your condition, we offer the following treatment options.
Many medications are available to assist in the management of bladder and
bowel control issues. These include oral medications and topical creams
for you to use at home.
A pessary is a ring-shaped device that is inserted into the vagina. A pessary
provides support for the pelvic organs and can be a very effective treatment
for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. The device is
easily removable and can be used for as long as a patient desires to do
so. Pessary fitting can be done during a visit to your doctor's office.
Pelvic floor physical therapy
Physical therapists are an integral part of treatment for women with pelvic
floor disorders. In addition to teaching patients how to improve the strength
of their pelvic floor muscles, physical therapists will provide a whole-body
evaluation to assess the functional relationships between other parts
of the body and the pelvic floor.
We offer outpatient, office-based procedures, including Botox treatments
for overactive bladder, PTNS (an acupuncture-like treatment for the nerves
of the bladder), and urethral bulking for stress urinary incontinence.
When non-surgical options are not sufficient, our team of pelvic floor
disorder specialists provides the best in leading-edge surgical treatments.
We offer our patients the latest technologies, such as minimally-invasive
robotic surgery and other treatment options, which result in no visible
scaring. For bladder or bowel control problems, we offer sacral nerve