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We found 9 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Skokie, IL.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Sylvia Botros is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Botros is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Botros (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Peter Sand is an urogynecology specialist in Evanston, IL, Skokie, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Sand attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sand average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sand is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Shameem A Abbasy, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5140 N. California; Suite 635
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Shameem Abbasy's medical specialty is urogynecology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Abbasy obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. She is conversant in Medical Spanish. She is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Abbasy is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urge Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urogynecology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Janet Tomezsko sees patients in Skokie, IL and Glenview, IL. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tomezsko obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Adam Gafni-Kane is a specialist in urogynecology. He works in Skokie, IL, Vernon Hills, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gafni-Kane attended Yale School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gafni-Kane is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Roger Goldberg specializes in urogynecology and practices in Evanston, IL, Skokie, IL, and Glenview, IL. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldberg takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
5747 Dempster Street; Suite 100
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Marko Jachtorowycz is an urogynecologist in Morton Grove, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jachtorowycz at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Jachtorowycz has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Dr. Tondalaya L Gamble, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1000 Central Street; Suite 730
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Tondalaya Gamble's medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. Her clinical interests include urogynecological problems. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gamble is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Cook County Health & Hospitals System and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gamble welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
7447 W Talcott Avenue; Suite 507
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thythy Pham's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham graduated from Albany Medical College.

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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.