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