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We found 7 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Fountain Valley, CA.

Dr. Gamal M. Mostafa Ghoniem, MD
Specializes in Female Urology
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Gamal Ghoniem works as a female urologist. He speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Ghoniem's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Ghoniem honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ghoniem has received include Best Doctors in America - Urology; Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion, National Association for Continence; and Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Prolapse, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hiren Y Patel, DO
Specializes in Urogynecology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 402
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Hiren Patel is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include urinary incontinence. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health and Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence

Dr. Felicia L Lane, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 402
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Felicia Lane practices urogynecology in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Lane focuses on pelvic reconstructive surgery and medical education. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lane has received distinctions including Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Administrative Chief Resident, Class of 2002; and Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Clinical interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Physiology, Medical ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Anne Cadish, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
200 S. Manchester Avenue; Suite 600
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Lauren Cadish's specialty is urogynecology. Her clinical interests include female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, urinary tract infection (UTI), and abnormal uterine bleeding. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cadish is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Cadish is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
17150 Euclid Street; Suite 220
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. William Han's specialties are obstetrics and urogynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Han at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Han (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Judy M Choi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Female Urology
333 City Boulevard W; Suite 2100
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Judy Choi works as a general surgeon and female urologist in Orange, CA, Tustin, CA, and Long Beach, CA. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Choi speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Stephanie Adele Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
101 The City Drive; Building 56, Suite 800
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Jacobs' area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Jacobs honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery?

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.