Sentara Healthcare and Eastern Virginia Medical School have combined their clinical, technological and research expertise to launch the new Sentara EVMS Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Center for residents of Hampton Roads. The Center, on the campus of Sentara Princess Anne in Virginia Beach, is designed to treat some of the most common pelvic floor disorders in men and women -- pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence of urine or stool, or pelvic pain, including muscle spasms, back pain or pain with intercourse.
Many pelvic floor conditions are interrelated, so a patient's diagnosis and treatment may begin with one specialist and continue with another. The Center brings together specialists in urogynecology, gastroenterology, specialized radiology, urology, colorectal medicine and surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nutrition and physical therapy to provide individualized care for women and men with problems related to the lower urinary tract and the pelvic floor.
Our new Center is designed to improve quality of life for men and women suffering from pelvic floor disorders. In women, pelvic floor disorders often develop following pregnancy and childbirth, after hysterectomy and following menopause. Additional risk factors include heavy lifting and chronic straining.
Do you experience any of these symptoms?
• Leaking urine with coughing, sneezing, lifting, exercise and housework
• Frequent urination
• Leaking urine associated with a strong urge
• Feeling pain, pressure or burning in the lower abdomen or vagina – often associated with bladder filling
• Feeling a bulge in or outside the vagina
• Feeling that the bladder and/or rectum are not empty after voiding or bowel movements
• Pain or discomfort with intercourse
We understand these symptoms interfere with your social and emotional well-being and affect your quality of life. Many who are affected suffer in silence due to embarrassment, or because they are uncertain where to turn for help. These conditions are treatable and controllable. You can get back to enjoying your life. For more information or to schedule your confidential consultation, please call 1.855.512.4010.