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We found 5 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 areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Valaitis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic 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; Arkes 950
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp works as an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic prolapse. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kimberly Kenton is an urogynecology specialist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Kenton takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kenton graduated from Rush Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Soo Kwon practices urogynecology in Chicago, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Dr. Kwon attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For Dr. Kwon's professional training, Dr. Kwon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kwon has a special interest in cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), urodynamics (bladder function test), and da vinci surgery. Patients gave Dr. Kwon an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwon honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kwon is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Margaret Mueller specializes in urogynecology and practices in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Mueller is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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.