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We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
6700 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mueller include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. TRICARE, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Mueller attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter Problems, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
5851 W 95th Street; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Denise Elser sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL. Her medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Elser is rated highly by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
5851 W 95th Street; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Johnson sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL. Her medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Urogynecology
9730 South Western Avenue; Suite 100
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein is an urogynecologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Finkelstein include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Finkelstein is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Finkelstein obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Tondalaya L Gamble, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Tondalaya Gamble specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include urogynecological problems. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gamble is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Gamble trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems

Dr. Juraj Letko, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
6959 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juraj Letko specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology and practices in Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Letko accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, 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.