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We found 11 female pelvic medicine specialists near Saint Louis Park, MN.

Dr. Anna Rosa McNanley, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3931 Louisiana Avenue S; 3931 Louisiana Avenue S
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Anna McNanley is an urogynecology specialist in Maple Grove, MN, Saint Louis Park, MN, and South Saint Louis Park, MN. Her areas of expertise include reconstructive surgery and da vinci surgery. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. McNanley studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, North Memorial Health Care, and Regions Hospital. Dr. McNanley's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. David Bryan Waggonner, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
3931 Louisiana Avenue S
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. David Waggonner specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Saint Louis Park, MN. His areas of clinical interest consist of reconstructive surgery and pelvic pain. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waggonner attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Waggonner is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook and Regions Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Urinary Tract Problems, Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Anne Gerten, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
3931 Louisiana Avenue S
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Kimberly Gerten's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology; she sees patients in Saint Louis Park, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gerten include reconstructive surgery. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Gerten attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Gerten has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook and Regions Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Prolapse

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Frankman, MS, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3931 Louisiana Avenue S
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Elizabeth Frankman's specialty is urogynecology. She is especially interested in reconstructive surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook and Regions Hospital. Dr. Frankman honors Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Frankman trained at Magee Women's Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Gang Kevin Zhang, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Female Urology
3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. G. Zhang's medical specialty is urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and female urology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zhang's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and kidney stones. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Zhang completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and Albany Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital, Park Nicollet Health Services, and Fairview Fridley Clinic. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bladder Cancer, Male Incontinence, Urinary Stones, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathryn Babich, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Nutrition, Women's Health, Obstetrics, Urogynecology, Bariatrics
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Kathryn Babich is a gynecologic oncologist, obstetrician, and urogynecologist in Minnetonka, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Babich include headache. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Carlson Parkway. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Babich attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Babich accepts Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Eating Disorders, Women's Sports Medicine, Sexual Health Issues

Dr. Eric John English, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14001 Ridgedale Drive; Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN
 

Dr. Eric English sees patients in Lake Elmo, MN, Eden Prairie, MN, and Minnetonka, MN. His medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. English has a special interest in reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago. Distinctions awarded to Dr. English include: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine 2013 Top Doctor and Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Pain, Urogynecological Problems, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Joshua Lane Woelk, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Joshua Woelk's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology; he sees patients in Saint Paul, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. In his practice, Dr. Woelk focuses on reconstructive surgery. Dr. Woelk is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners St. Paul Clinic and Regions Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Woelk attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Woelk takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
2855 Campus Drive; 2855 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN
 

Dr. Albert Enriquez's medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Enriquez include reconstructive surgery. Dr. Enriquez accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, Dr. Enriquez attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Enriquez's distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors and Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Other, Gynecology
6490 Excelsior Boulevard; # E111
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Michael Valley, who practices in Saint Louis Park, MN, Waconia, MN, and Chaska, MN, is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Valley is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Valley is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jeffrey Warshaw is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Warshaw is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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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.