We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Anthem EPO near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Gamal Ghoniem is a specialist in female urology. He works in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ghoniem include neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, and urinary incontinence. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ghoniem takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghoniem attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America - Urology; Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion, National Association for Continence; and Boca Raton Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.
Clinical interests: Urinary incontinence, Urinary retention, Pelvic organ prolapse, Neurogenic bladder, Reconstructive ... (Read more)
Dr. Jaime Landman is a medical specialist in urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and female urology. Dr. Landman's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, kidney stones, and ureteral stones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Urology. In addition to English, Dr. Landman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Kidney and Ureteral Stones, Kidney Obstruction, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Kidney biopsy, Kidney ... (Read more)
Dr. Hiren Patel's area of specialization is urogynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urinary incontinence. Dr. Patel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel's 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. Judy Choi's specialties are general surgery and female urology. She practices in Orange, CA, Tustin, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Choi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Choi attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Janine Jensen's medical specialty is urogynecology. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Jensen studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jensen takes.
Dr. Narender Bhatia's areas of specialization are obstetrics and urogynecology; he sees patients in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Bhatia has a special interest in gynecologic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhatia accepts. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Gynecologic Surgery
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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.