A Multidisciplinary Approach to Pelvic Floor Disorders
The Sentara-EVMS Comprehensive Pelvic Floor Center, located on the Sentara Princess Anne Campus in Virginia Beach, offers a multidisciplinary approach where physicians and specially-trained clinicians work side-by-side to diagnose and provide care for pelvic floor disorders. To help our patients through this process, we also have a dedicated patient navigator to provide support and guidance. The complicated nature of pelvic floor disorders often requires the assessment and treatment of multiple organ systems by a variety of trained medical specialists providing holistic care. These include: urogynecologist, gastroenterologist, urologist, colorectal surgeons, radiologists and physical therapists.
Our physicians are leaders in their fields, pioneering new treatments and techniques and collaborating to deliver exceptional outcomes and a better quality of life for pelvic floor patients.
What is Pelvic Floor Disorder?
Pelvic floor disorder is a broad term used to describe a number of conditions experienced by men and women and originating in the pelvic region. The pelvic floor supports the bladder, bowel, rectum and urethra and maintains urinary and fecal continence. In women, these muscles support the uterus and play an important role in vaginal childbirth.
Although many of these disorders may not be life threatening, these health issues affect a broad range of patients and can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Many people notice leakage or loss of bladder or bowel control for the first time when they are laughing, sneezing or exercising. And many just decide to live with it. This is not a normal part of aging. Pelvic floor disorders are treatable and controllable.