We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Fountain Valley, CA.
Dr. Gamal Ghoniem's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He practices in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Ghoniem performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, and urinary incontinence. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghoniem has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Urology; Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion, National Association for Continence; and Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Prolapse, Urinary Retention
Dr. Felicia Lane's specialty is urogynecology. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lane's distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Administrative Chief Resident, Class of 2002; and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Lane is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.
Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Translational Research, Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Medical ... (Read more)
Dr. Lauren Cadish is a medical specialist in urogynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include urinary tract infection (UTI), abnormal uterine bleeding, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Cadish is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Cadish takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract Infection, Abnormal ... (Read more)
Dr. Judy Choi works as an urologist and female pelvic medicine specialist. Her professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean.
Dr. William Han is a medical specialist in obstetrics and urogynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Han is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in 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 performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Han attended Seoul National University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Han (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean.
Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery
Dr. Stephanie Jacobs' medical specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Jacobs is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is affiliated with 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.