We found 9 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Medicare near Annandale, VA.
Dr. Maria Canter is an urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology specialist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Canter is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Canter completed a residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance.
Dr. Jeffrey Welgoss is an urogynecology specialist. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Welgoss completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He has a special interest in pelvic organ prolapse. The average patient rating for Dr. Welgoss is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Welgoss include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Calvert Memorial Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Clinical interests: Uterine Prolapse, Vaginal Problems, Urge Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)
Dr. Luis Sanz is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanz accepts. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Sanz attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Sanz has received the following distinctions: 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. Sanz is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.
Dr. Seyed Shobeiri is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Falls Church, VA. Clinical interests for Dr. Shobeiri include urogynecological problems. Dr. Shobeiri takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Shobeiri (or staff) speaks Japanese and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems
Dr. Janis Green specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Green studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.
Dr. Alok Desai specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include neuro-urologic disorders. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Desai is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Sentara Potomac Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Clinical interests: Neuro-Urologic Disorders
Dr. Tiffany Sotelo's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sotelo is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Sotelo attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Dr. Nicolette Horbach's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Horbach include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Horbach accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Horbach attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Horbach 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. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Procedures
Dr. Walter Vonpechmann works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist. He honors Medicare insurance. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Vonpechmann completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vonpechmann is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems, Fibroids, Robotic 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.