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Pelvic Health

Expert Clinical and Holistic Care for Your Pelvic Health

Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) can be uncomfortable and embarrassing to talk about, but they are common. In fact, more than one-third of all women and one-fourth of all men in the United States will experience related symptoms in their lifetime. Common disorders include:

  • Overactive Bladder
  • Urine Leakage
  • Bowel Control
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Our unique, comprehensive program, designed for both men and women, includes experienced surgeons, a nurse navigator, and a program coordinator who work in conjunction with your primary provider to develop a tailored and effective treatment plan. Our specialists then use leading-edge therapies to accurately treat the cause of your symptoms. Our entire program is designed to quickly and comfortably get our patients back to enjoying life.

The pelvic health team at Chesapeake Regional Healthcare understands how personal pelvic floor concerns can be, and how difficult they can often be to resolve. That’s why we provide comfortable, result-driven care.

Services & Conditions

These are some of the services offered and conditions we treat in this department. Your doctor may recommend you come here for others.

Diagnostics

Innovative diagnostics help us obtain the most accurate answers even with the most complicated bladder and bowel issues. 

We offer the following on-site diagnostic testing:

  • Multi-channel urodynamics, including video-urodynamics
  • Urethral and anal sphincter electromyography
  • Neurophysiologic studies (e.g., electromyography, sacral reflexes ,terminal motor latencies  and pudendal nerve testing)
  • Endoscopy (cystoscopy, urethroscopy, anoscopy, proctoscopy, cystourethroscopy and colonoscopy)
  • Imaging studies (e.g., fluoroscopy, ultrasound, MRI, CT)
  • Pelvic floor muscle testing
  • Anal manometry
  • Anorectal sensory assessment
  • Measurement of rectal compliance
  • MRI Defecography / Dynamic MRI
  • Fistuologram
  • Motility studies

The following website may help you to define some of these clinical terms http://www.nafc.org/glossary/.

Treatment Options

The method of treatment used depends on your individual diagnostic results. We offer our patients progressive treatment and rehabilitation options designed to produce results. Physical therapy is often recommended before or in conjunction with surgical treatment. Our pelvic health rehabilitation services include:

Non-operative Options

  • Biofeedback
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Interferential stimulation
  • TENS
  • Ultrasound
  • Cold laser therapy

Manual Therapies

  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point release

Surgical Treatments

Our comprehensive program may include any variety of treatments, including surgical solutions. This includes procedures and surgical options which allow for smaller incisions, a speedier recovery and possibly even less discomfort. Our minimally invasive methods include:

  • Laparoscopy: This type of surgery allows surgeons to perform surgery through keyhole-sized surgical openings in the abdomen using a camera.
  • Robot Assisted surgery: An alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy, our da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision.
  • Transurethral
  • Transvaginal

Patient Care Team

At Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, we offer a professional team dedicated to treating the pelvic health needs of our patients. This includes a gynecologist and urologist who specialize in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, a urologist specializing in men’s health and a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon. These specialists use leading-edge therapies to accurately treat the cause of symptoms. They are supported by a nurse navigator, a program coordinator, rehabilitation experts, specialty-certified nurses, and more. Together, they work in conjunction with primary care providers to develop a tailored and effective treatment plan for patients.

Dr. Beth Jacklic

Dr. Jennifer Miles-Thomas

Dr. Rebecca Ryder

Dr. John Liu

Diagnostic services are offered at the following locations:

Procedures are performed at the following locations: