We found 7 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept United Healthcare Navigate Plus near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Dr. Michael John Bonidie, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
300 Halket Street; Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Bonidie is a specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Bonidie is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bonidie is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Northwest.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Jonathan Paul Shepherd, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
300 Halket Street; Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Shepherd's medical specialty is urogynecology. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Shepherd attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Greenville Health System. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Dr. Gary Sutkin, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
300 Halket Street; Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Gary Sutkin is an urogynecology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Delmont, PA, and Irwin, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sutkin is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Halina Maria Zyczynski, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
300 Halket Street; Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Halina Zyczynski is an urogynecology specialist. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated Dr. Zyczynski highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Pamela Ann Moalli, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
300 Halket Street; Suite 5600
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Pamela Moalli is a specialist in urogynecology. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Moalli trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Moalli average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Moalli is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite Gr30
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Allan Klapper sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Klapper is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite Gr30
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lindsay Turner's medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Turner takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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