We found 9 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Medicare near Annandale, VA.

Dr. Maria Pettit Canter, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
1625 N George Mason Drive; Suite 475
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Maria Canter works as an urologist and urogynecologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canter is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Canter is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Virginia Hospital Center and Reston Hospital Center.

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Dr. Jeffery Alan Welgoss, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3289 Woodburn Road; Suite 130
Annandlae, VA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Welgoss works as an urogynecologist. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Dr. Welgoss has a special interest in pelvic organ prolapse. Patient ratings for Dr. Welgoss average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. Dr. Welgoss has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Welgoss speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Calvert Memorial Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Reston Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Uterine Prolapse, Vaginal Problems, Urge Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Seyed Shobeiri is a Falls Church, VA physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Shobeiri's areas of expertise include urogynecological problems. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shobeiri completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Shobeiri (or staff) is conversant in Japanese and Persian. He is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
1625 N George Mason Drive; Suite 475
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Luis Sanz is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. He is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Sanz accepts MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sanz include: Outstanding Academic Perform. In Ob/gyn, Georgetown; Aoa Honor Medical Society, Aoa; and Doctor of the year, Georgetown clinical Society. Dr. Sanz is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Janis Lynn Green, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Janis Green is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. 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 in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Tiffany Sotelo is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Sotelo's practice is open to new patients. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Dr. Alok Shirish Desai, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
50 South Pickett Street; Suite 201
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Alok Desai sees patients in Alexandria, VA and Woodbridge, VA. His medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in neuro-urologic disorders. He is affiliated with Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Sentara Potomac Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Desai accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Desai attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Neuro-Urologic Disorders

Dr. Nicolette Sigrid Horbach, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
3289 Woodburn Road; Suite 320
Annandale, VA
 

Dr. Nicolette Horbach is a female pelvic medicine specialist and gynecologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Horbach focuses on minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and urogynecological problems. She is affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Horbach takes Medicare insurance. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and President, American Urogynecologic Society. Dr. Horbach speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Walter Siegfried Von Pechmann, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
3289 Woodburn Road; Suite 130
Annandale, VA
 

Dr. Walter Vonpechmann is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Annandale, VA. Dr. Vonpechmann is affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Vonpechmann attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Vonpechmann is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems, Fibroids, Robotic Surgery

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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.