We found 5 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Anthem EPO near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Gamal M. M Ghoniem, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
3rd Floor, Todd Cancer Pavilion; 2810 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gamal Ghoniem specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. He attended Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, urinary retention, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Ghoniem accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Best Doctors in America - Urology; Rodney Appell Continence Care Champion, National Association for Continence; and Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association. In addition to English, Dr. Ghoniem speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Neurogenic Bladder, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Retention

Dr. Judy M Choi, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2810 Long Beach Boulevard; Todd Cancer Pavilion
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Judy Choi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Choi attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Choi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Narender Nath Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
701 E 28th Street; Suite 212
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Narender Bhatia is an obstetrics and urogynecology specialist in Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhatia include gynecologic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhatia takes. He studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Bhatia's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gynecologic Surgery

Specializes in Urogynecology
2880 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 200
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Janine Jensen works as an urogynecologist. Dr. Jensen is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Jensen is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Hiren Patel, DO
Specializes in Urogynecology
2865 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 110
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Hiren Patel practices urogynecology. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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.

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