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Women's Health

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic floor disorders affect nearly one in three American women. UVA has the region's most complete female pelvic medicine program. We can help you regain your health, confidence and quality of life.

Talk to one of our doctors about your options for relief: Make an appointment at our pelvic disorder center.

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Pelvic Floor Disorders

Visit the region's most complete female pelvic medicine program to get the latest treatments for pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, other pelvic floor disorders.
Women's Health

Pelvic Floor Disorders

Pelvic floor disorders affect nearly one in three American women. UVA has the region's most complete female pelvic medicine program. We can help you regain your health, confidence and quality of life.

Talk to one of our doctors about your options for relief: Make an appointment at our pelvic disorder center.

A Personal Approach to Pelvic Floor Problems

  • Pelvic floor disorders like pelvic organ prolapse, urine or bowel leakage aren't just medical; they're very personal. Along with discomfort, you may also feel embarrassed, frustrated and like you can't doing the things you love to do. 

    At UVA, we’ll work with you to create an effective, personalized treatment plan.

    Find out more about pelvic floor disorder treatments.

Pelvic Floor Disorder Treatments
Pelvic Floor Disorder

Pelvic Surgery: Discover Alternatives

Pelvic floor disorders are one of the main reasons men and women go into nursing homes.

Elisa Trowbridge, MD, has found many people would rather live with these conditions than face surgery. Yet medications, innovative implants and minimally invasive surgeries have proven safe and effective.

Read Trowbridge's answers to some common misconceptions about pelvic floor disorders.

Leading-edge Bladder Control Therapy
Bladder Control Therapy

Interstim®: Revive Your Lifestyle

Approved by the FDA, Medtronic's Interstim® device not only reduces bowel issues, but has an 80-85 percent cure rate for bladder control problems in both men and women.

How InterStim® Works

Your doctor inserts a thin, flexible wire into your sacral spinal nerve, near the tailbone, and attaches the wire to an external test stimulator that can be worn on a waistband. This palm-sized device stimulates your sacral nerve to help your bladder, sphincter and pelvic floor muscles work more effectively together.

During a two-week trial period, you adjust the intensity of the current until you find the right balance between an overactive and inactive bladder.

Long-Term InterStim® Therapy

If you experience a 50 percent or more improvement in bladder function during the trial, you may opt for an outpatient procedure to get a neurostimulator placed under your skin.

Learn more about how this therapy can help you and your bladder or bowel problems.  

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