We found 5 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Anthem EPO near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Gamal Ghoniem's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Ghoniem is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America - Urology; Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion, National Association for Continence; and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Ghoniem is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Retention
Dr. Judy Choi is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She works in Orange, CA, Tustin, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Choi is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She 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 Spanish and Korean.
Dr. Janine Jensen is an urogynecology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and Long Beach, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Jensen is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Jensen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients.
Dr. Narender Bhatia is an obstetrics and urogynecology specialist in Long Beach, CA. He studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gynecologic surgery. Dr. Bhatia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Bhatia's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Gynecologic Surgery
Dr. Hiren Patel's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.
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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.