We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Oak Lawn, IL.
Dr. Elizabeth Mueller is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mueller include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mueller attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Ureter ... (Read more)
Dr. Juraj Letko is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letko honors. He is a graduate of Comenius University and a graduate of Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Letko (or staff) speaks German, Czech, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System (Chicago).
Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)
Dr. Denise Elser practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elser takes. She attended medical school at Rush Medical College. She is open to new patients.
Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein is an urogynecology specialist in Mokena, IL and Evergreen Park, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in labiaplasty, minimally invasive procedures, and weight loss. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Advocate Christ Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is accepting new patients. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Labiaplasty, Weight Loss, Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Lisa Johnson is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Dr. Tondalaya Gamble is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. Dr. Gamble's clinical interests include urogynecological problems. She is affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Gamble accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems
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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.