We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Oak Lawn, IL.
Dr. Elizabeth Mueller's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mueller's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele, and female urologic disorders. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mueller takes TRICARE, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Cystocele, Female Urology, Fistulas, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Robotic ... (Read more)
Dr. Denise Elser is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Elser is a graduate of Rush Medical College. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.
Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein practices urogynecology. Before completing his residency at Michigan Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Finkelstein attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Finkelstein is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Finkelstein is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: gynecology, urogynecology and minimally invasive surgery
Dr. Lisa Johnson's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She practices in Oak Lawn, IL. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Johnson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Tondalaya Gamble is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Gamble include urogynecological problems. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gamble is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gamble's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Urogynecology
Dr. Juraj Letko practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology in Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Letko is affiliated with Sinai Health System (Chicago). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letko takes.
Clinical interests: Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, Urogynecology, Pelvic floor disorder, Pelvic reconstructive ... (Read more)
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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.