Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic
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To visit the Pelvic Health & Reconstructive Clinic, call 816.452.3300.
An estimated one-third of women suffer from pelvic floor disorders, which occur when the support and function of the pelvic organs are compromised.
The Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic at Meritas Health Pavilion for Women helps these women, who often suffer in silence because they are embarrassed or unsure of where to seek treatment.
Ian M. Rosbrugh, MD, FACOG, the only full-time Northland gynecologist board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, estimates most women suffer from these conditions for at least a year before they seek help. For some patients, it is even longer because they don’t believe there are treatment options.
A woman may be more at risk for pelvic floor disorders if she has a history of hernias, has given birth, has had pelvic surgery, or has a labor-intensive job with chronic lifting and straining.
Women can develop a range of conditions, including:
- bladder and pelvic pain
- overactive bladder
- pain during sexual intercourse
- pelvic organ prolapse (when the pelvic organs descend onto the vagina)
- urinary and fecal incontinence
Seeking treatment can drastically improve quality of life for most women. This specialized clinic gives women an option to receive care close to home from one physician who will care for her through the entire process.
There are nonsurgical and outpatient surgical options, as well as medication or exercises used to treat pelvic floor dysfunction.