We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept MultiPlan near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis works as an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Orland Park, IL. These areas are among Dr. Valaitis's clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urogynecology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 408
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Soo Kwon specializes in urogynecology. Patients gave Dr. Kwon an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwon's clinical interests include cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test), and da vinci surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwon accepts. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Kwon completed Dr. Kwon's residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kwon is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cystoscopy, Urodynamics, Da Vinci Surgery, Urogynecological Problems

Dr. Sarah Abbie Collins, MS, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Collins' area of specialization is urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Collins is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Collins trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Collins has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Guinn Mueller, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Mueller is an urogynecology specialist. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mueller attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mueller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina E Lewicky-Gaupp, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp's medical specialty is urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Injuries, Urge Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Kenton's specialty is urogynecology. In Dr. Kenton's practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Kenton is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kenton is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecologic Surgery, Injuries, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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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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