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

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Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 220
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller works as an urologist and urogynecologist in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mueller's clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female urologic disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mueller's professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Juraj Letko is a female pelvic medicine specialist and gynecologist. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Letko honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Comenius University and then he performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Letko (or staff) speaks German, Czech, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Health System (Chicago) and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (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 practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. She is especially interested in urogynecological problems. Dr. Gamble accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gamble has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems

Dr. Denise M Elser, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
5851 W 95th Street; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Denise Elser, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Elser has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein's specialty is urogynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include labiaplasty, minimally invasive procedures, and weight loss. Dr. Finkelstein accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. His professional affiliations include Little Company of Mary Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Advocate Christ Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Labiaplasty, Weight Loss, Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lisa Johnson practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology in Oak Lawn, IL. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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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.

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