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Dr. Daniel Harold Biller MD, MMHC
Specializes in Urogynecology
1161 21st Avenue S; R-1200 MCN
Nashville, TN
(615) 771-7580; (615) 343-5700

Dr. Daniel Biller is an urogynecology specialist in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Biller attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include reconstructive plastic surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic prolapse. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Biller is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health, Williamson Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: General Gynecology, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gynecology, Urinary ... (Read more)

Michael Charles Swan MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
329 21st Avenue N; Suite 1
Nashville, TN
(615) 284-7980; (615) 515-9180

Dr. Michael Swan is a specialist in urogynecology. He works in Nashville, TN and Dickson, TN. Dr. Swan's areas of expertise include the following: reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Humana, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Swan trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Swan's hospital/clinic affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Saint Thomas Health.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Incontinence in Males and Females, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

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What is Urogynecology?

Urogynecology, sometimes called by the longer but more descriptive name 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 urogynecologists 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.