We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Mark David Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
4726 N Habana Avenue; Suite 203
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sanchez specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Sanchez highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Bayfront Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Dr. Joshua N Goldman, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4213 N Gomez Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Goldman's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology; he sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in incontinence, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and urogynecological problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldman takes. Dr. Goldman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Urogynecological Problems, Women's Health Issues, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urogynecology
2 A Columbia Drive; 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lennox Hoyte is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoyte takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
2 Tampa General Circle; 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Renee Bassaly works as an urogynecologist in Tampa, FL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Bassaly graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
2 Columbia Drive # A; 4th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Hart, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in urogynecology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hart studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 6th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Allison Wyman, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in urogynecology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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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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