We found 9 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Medicare near Annandale, VA.
Dr. Maria Canter practices urogynecology in Arlington, VA and Reston, VA. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Canter accepts Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Canter speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.
Dr. Luis Sanz sees patients in Arlington, VA. His medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. He honors MAMSI, MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sanz is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sanz include: Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Outstanding Academic Perform. In Ob/gyn, Georgetown. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanz is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.
Dr. Janis Green specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Green is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Green attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.
Clinical interests: Women's Health Issues
Dr. Seyed Shobeiri is a female pelvic medicine specialist and OB/GYN in Falls Church, VA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shobeiri include urogynecological problems. Dr. Shobeiri accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Shobeiri (or staff) is conversant in Japanese and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital.
Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems
Dr. Jeffrey Welgoss is an urogynecologist. Dr. Welgoss has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Calvert Memorial Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Welgoss completed his residency training at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors.
Clinical interests: Uterine Prolapse, Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)
Dr. Alok Desai practices urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In Dr. Desai's practice, he is particularly interested in neuro-urologic disorders. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Sentara Potomac Hospital, and Inova Alexandria Hospital.
Clinical interests: Neuro-Urologic Disorders
Dr. Tiffany Sotelo specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Sotelo graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She accepts Medicare insurance. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She has an open panel.
Dr. Nicolette Horbach's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology; she sees patients in Annandale, VA. Dr. Horbach speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Horbach include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and urogynecological problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Horbach completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Horbach average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Horbach is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Oral Board Examiner, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and President, American Urogynecologic Society.
Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Procedures
Dr. Walter Vonpechmann is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Vonpechmann completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.