We found 5 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Tampa, FL.
Dr. Mark Sanchez is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and gynecology. He works in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.
Dr. Lennox Hoyte sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is urogynecology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hoyte takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.
Dr. Renee Bassaly is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bassaly studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Stuart Hart specializes in urogynecology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hart is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.
Dr. Allison Wyman is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.