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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 is an urogynecologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Bonidie takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Bonidie is conversant in Italian. His professional 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's medical specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Shepherd is rated highly by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a graduate of Greenville Health System's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is urogynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Hamot, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Zyczynski takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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

Dr. Pamela Moalli's area of specialization is urogynecology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Moalli attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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

Dr. Aisha Taylor specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include endourologic procedures and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Taylor's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Taylor attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her hospital/clinic 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 315
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Allan Klapper is a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN. Dr. Klapper studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more.

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

Dr. Lindsay Turner practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Turner is an in-network provider for 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.