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

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Dr. Anna Rosa McNanley, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
3931 Louisiana Avenue S; 3931 Louisiana Avenue S
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Anna McNanley is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Maple Grove, MN, Saint Louis Park, MN, and South Saint Louis Park, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNanley include reconstructive surgery. Dr. McNanley is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook, North Memorial Health Care, and Regions Hospital. Dr. McNanley has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Reconstructive 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Waggonner include reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook and Regions Hospital. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Waggonner's training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology specialist. She attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Gerten trained at Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Her clinical interests encompass reconstructive surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Gerten is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gerten is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook and Regions Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Elizabeth Frankman's area of specialization is urogynecology. In Dr. Frankman's practice, she is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. Her professional affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic - Meadowbrook and Regions Hospital. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Frankman's training includes a residency program at Magee Women's Hospital.

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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. Gang Zhang is a specialist in urologic oncology, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and female urology. Dr. Zhang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and Albany Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, male incontinence, and kidney stones. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhang is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital, Park Nicollet Health Services, and Fairview Fridley Clinic. Dr. Zhang's practice is open to 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 practices gynecologic oncology, nutrition, and women's health. In her practice, Dr. Babich focuses on headache. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Babich is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic - Carlson Parkway. She is accepting 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 works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. English include reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. English is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His distinctions 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 practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology in Saint Paul, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. Dr. Woelk has indicated that his clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners St. Paul Clinic and Regions Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University, Dr. Woelk attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Albert Enriquez sees patients in Woodbury, MN and Plymouth, MN. His medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Dr. Enriquez's areas of expertise include reconstructive surgery. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Enriquez include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Michael Valley's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Valley include reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Valley is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Jeffrey Warshaw works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Warshaw's areas of expertise include reconstructive surgery. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at 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.

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