• Pelvic Health Specialties & Treatments

    We know discussing your pelvic health may not be a comfortable conversation. And talking to women who understand can really help. Don’t be embarrassed or suffer in silence. The all-woman team at the Women’s Center for Pelvic Health at Anne Arundel Medical Center understands.

    Our approach to treatment can include dietary recommendations, physical therapy, exercise, biofeedback, massage and ultrasound as well as surgery when it’s needed. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery and state-of-the-art techniques like robotic surgery so you can heal faster with less pain and scarring. 

    We’re trained to treat women of all ages who have a variety of pelvic conditions.

    • Fecal incontinence: Bowel control problem affecting one in 12 adults. For most, the condition improves with treatment such as nutritional counseling and physical therapy.
    • Pelvic organ prolapse: The uterus, bladder and rectum can drop out of position following childbirth or as the result of an injury, obesity, radiation, surgery or heavy lifting. We offer both surgical and non-surgical options.
    • Pelvic pain: Pain during intercourse, when inserting a tampon or during a gynecologic exam. Possible causes include genetics, childbirth, hormonal changes, aging or vaginal and urinary tract infections. Treatment options include medication, physical therapy, diet changes and surgery.
    • Uterine fibroids: Growths inside your uterus. About 80 percent of women have uterine fibroids before age 50, but they are rarely cancerous. Treatment options include medication and surgery — but not all fibroids require treatment.
    • Urogenital fistulas: Holes that form between the urinary and genital system due to an injury to your reproductive organs or urinary tract. Your symptoms may include incontinence and pain. Care may involve surgery.
    • Urinary incontinence: Loss of bladder control. Urinary incontinence affects 15 to 25 million Americans. Treatments include medication, physical therapy or surgery.

    Rehabilitation Services

    If you’re experiencing pelvic pain, incontinence or other pelvic floor issues, our Women’s Health Rehabilitation team can help. We take a holistic approach to helping you get stronger and recover. We’re all different, and each woman needs personalized care. Before creating your rehabilitation plan, we’ll consider your medical history, unique needs and goals. Your personal plan may include:

    • Behavior changes, such as urge control and dietary changes to help better understanding your condition.
    • Biofeedback, such as visual and auditory feedback on your muscle strength and ability to contract/relax.
    • Exercise, such as stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce pain.
    • Manual techniques, such as soft tissue therapy, massage, trigger point release and more.
    • Therapies, such as ultrasound, hot and cold packs and electrical stimulation.