We found 7 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Medicare near Annandale, VA.
Dr. Maria Canter sees patients in Arlington, VA and Reston, VA. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Canter studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Canter speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.
Dr. Luis Sanz is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Dr. Sanz is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. He is in-network for MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sanz has received include Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Outstanding Academic Perform. In Ob/gyn, Georgetown. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Janis Green's medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Green is especially interested in women's health issues. She honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Green is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.
Clinical interests: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Seyed Shobeiri's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include urogynecological problems. Dr. Shobeiri is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Shobeiri attended Tufts University School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Urogynecology
Dr. Jeffrey Welgoss is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Welgoss attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Welgoss's hospital/clinic affiliations include Calvert Memorial Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecology, Uterine Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Women's Health, ... (Read more)
Dr. Tiffany Sotelo specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sotelo is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dr. Nicolette Horbach practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology in Annandale, VA. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Horbach include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and urogynecological problems. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Horbach include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and President, American Urogynecologic Society. In addition to English, Dr. Horbach speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Clinical interests: Urogynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery
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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.