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

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

Dr. Michael Bonidie sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Erie, PA, and Cranberry Township, PA. His medical specialty is urogynecology. Patients rated Dr. Bonidie highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bonidie include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Bonidie obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices urogynecology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Shepherd graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Greenville Health System. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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

Dr. Halina Zyczynski specializes in urogynecology. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Zyczynski's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zyczynski honors.

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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 works in Pittsburgh, PA and Bethel Park, PA. She is rated highly by her patients. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. Moalli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Moalli attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite 315
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Allan Klapper's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Klapper has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
300 Halket Street; Suite 4710
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Aisha Taylor is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In her practice, Dr. Taylor focuses on endourologic procedures and endoscopic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Taylor is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Clinical interests: Endourologic Procedures, Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Urologic Procedures

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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 areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Turner honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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.