The Center for Pelvic Health

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 bladder symptoms.

Depending on your condition, we offer the following treatment options.

Medication

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.

Pessary

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.

Office procedures

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.

Surgical procedures

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 modulation.