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 specializes in urogynecology. Dr. Valaitis's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish.

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

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Urge Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kimberly Kenton works as an urogynecologist in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Kenton's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Kenton attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Soo Kwon is an urogynecology specialist in Chicago, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Kwon studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kwon's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kwon has a special interest in cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Kwon's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwon takes. Dr. Kwon is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Sarah Collins' specialty is urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Collins's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Margaret Mueller is an urogynecology specialist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mueller is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Organ ... (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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