We found 7 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept United Healthcare Navigate Plus near Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Michael Bonidie is an urogynecology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Bonidie include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Northwest. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Bonidie performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery
Dr. Jonathan Shepherd's area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Shepherd's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Greenville Health System, Dr. Shepherd attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Shepherd is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. Halina Zyczynski is an urogynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Zyczynski is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Hamot, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zyczynski honors. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Zyczynski attended medical school at Albany Medical College.
Dr. Pamela Moalli, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA, is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Moalli is rated highly by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moalli accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. Allan Klapper is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Klapper has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Aisha Taylor's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. She practices in Uniontown, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is especially interested in endourologic procedures and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Taylor has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor takes. She is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.
Clinical interests: Endourologic Procedures, Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures
Dr. Lindsay Turner, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Turner is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner honors.
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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.