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Dr. Jocelyn Bennett Craig MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1501 Superior Avenue; Suite 201
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 836-9689

Dr. Jocelyn Craig is an urogynecology specialist in Newport Beach, CA and Long Beach, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Craig is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Craig attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Craig is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Craig welcomes new patients.

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Felicia Lucia Lane MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 340
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 752-4700

Dr. Felicia Lane is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: pelvic reconstructive surgery and medical education. Dr. Lane is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Lane is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; Administrative Chief Resident, Class of 2002; and Alpha Omega Alpha. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Clinical and translational research, Medical education, Pelvic floor ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urogynecology
601 Dover Drive; Suite 14
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 719-6099; (949) 719-9066

Dr. Janine Jensen practices urogynecology in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jensen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Matthew Houston Clark MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Urogynecology, Urogynecology
520 Superior Avenue; Suite 225
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 360-0300

Dr. Matthew Clark is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Clark completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His areas of expertise include urogynecological problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Clark speaks Thai. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Clark's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecology, Da Vinci Robotic Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Lance Hall Betson DO
Specializes in Urogynecology
361 Hospital Road; Suite 324
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 548-3441

Dr. Lance Betson is an urogynecologist. Patients rated Dr. Betson highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Betson speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Varuna Raizada MBBS, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Urogynecology
520 Superior Avenue; Suite 225
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 360-0300

Dr. Varuna Raizada works as an urogynecologist in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Raizada is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Raizada (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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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.

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