We found 7 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Fountain Valley, CA.
Dr. Gamal Ghoniem specializes in female urology. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of clinical interest consist of neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Ghoniem is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America - Urology; Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion, National Association for Continence; and Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Ghoniem speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Urinary incontinence, Urinary retention, Pelvic organ prolapse, Neurogenic bladder, Reconstructive ... (Read more)
Dr. Jaime Landman is an urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and female urology specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Landman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, kidney stones, and ureteral stones. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Landman attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Urology. He speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: Kidney and Ureteral Stones, Kidney Obstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney biopsy, Kidney ... (Read more)
Dr. Hiren Patel's specialty is urogynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include urinary incontinence. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.
Clinical interests: Preservation of urinary continence, Prevention and detection of gynecologic malignancies, Urinary ... (Read more)
Dr. Felicia Lane is an urogynecologist in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Lane's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is especially interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery and medical education. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Administrative Chief Resident, Class of 2002; and Alpha Omega Alpha. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lane is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.
Clinical interests: Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Clinical and translational research, Medical education, Pelvic floor ... (Read more)
Dr. Lauren Cadish is an urogynecology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and Orange, CA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, urinary tract infection (UTI), and abnormal uterine bleeding. Dr. Cadish accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cadish is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. She is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)
Dr. William Han is a specialist in obstetrics and urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Han average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Han honors. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Han attended medical school at Seoul National University College of Medicine. Dr. Han (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean.
Clinical interests: Bloodless/Transfusion Free Med, Breast Surgery, Hysterectomy, Urinary Continence Repair, GYN Surgery
Dr. Judy Choi practices general surgery and female urology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Choi graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
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Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is a medical specialty that focuses specifically on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. A pelvic floor disorder is any pain or dysfunction that occurs in the area surrounded by the pelvis: the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, or rectum. There are many kinds of pelvic floor disorders, but by far the two most commonly treated by female pelvic medicine specialists are incontinence and prolapse.
Urinary incontinence is the unexpected release of small amounts of urine. It can be embarrassing, but it is extremely common. Because of the way women’s bodies are shaped, incontinence is much more common in women than in men. It can happen at any age, but is much more common in older women as age and pregnancy relax the muscles that support the bladder. There are two types of incontinence. Stress incontinence happens when sudden movements, such as coughing or laughing, cause slight leakage of urine. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the muscles around the bladder. Urge incontinence is when a woman has a very sudden need to empty her bladder for no reason, sometimes because of hearing or touching water, and she cannot always make it to the bathroom in time. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the nerves that signal the bladder to empty.
Prolapse of an organ is a condition that sounds and feels very frightening to most women, but it is also incredibly common and can usually be repaired without problems. One-third of all women will experience a prolapse at some point in their lives. Like incontinence, prolapse is also more common with age because the supporting muscles of the pelvic floor become weaker. A prolapsed organ occurs when the internal organ slips out of its supporting muscle sling and droops or falls into the vagina or rectum. The most common prolapse is when the bladder falls partially into the vagina, but the uterus, urethra, bowels, and even the vagina and rectum themselves can prolapse. Symptoms vary, depending on which organ has shifted, but may include:
- a heavy feeling or abdominal pressure
- feeling something in the vagina
- urinary problems
- painful intercourse
Treatment varies, depending on the type and severity of the prolapse, and may include strengthening exercises, pushing the organ back into place, or surgery.