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

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

Dr. Sandra Valaitis practices urogynecology in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Valaitis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Valaitis attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Botox Injection, Incontinence, Urinary 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 is an urogynecology specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp accepts. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to 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 is an urogynecology specialist in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kenton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Kenton performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Soo Kwon works as an urogynecologist. Dr. Kwon has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Kwon's patients. Dr. Kwon's areas of clinical interest consist of cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), urodynamics (bladder function test), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Kwon is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kwon studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kwon completed Dr. Kwon's residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kwon is 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 is a specialist in urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Collins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Margaret Mueller practices urogynecology in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mueller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mueller is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency.

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