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We found 5 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Anthem EPO near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Gamal M. Mostafa Ghoniem, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
3rd Floor, Todd Cancer Pavilion; 2810 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gamal Ghoniem practices female urology in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Ghoniem is especially interested in neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, and urinary incontinence. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Ghoniem attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He 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. Dr. Ghoniem is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Prolapse, Urinary Retention

Dr. Judy M Choi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2810 Long Beach Boulevard; Todd Cancer Pavilion
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Judy Choi is a general surgeon and female urologist. Dr. Choi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
2880 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Janine Jensen practices urogynecology. Dr. Jensen's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Dr. Hiren Patel, DO
Specializes in Urogynecology
701 E 28th Street; Suite 213
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Hiren Patel is a specialist in urogynecology. He works in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Dr. Narender Nath Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
701 E 28th Street; Suite 212
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Narender Bhatia is an obstetrics and urogynecology specialist in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Bhatia's clinical interests include gynecologic surgery. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Bhatia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Surgery

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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.