We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept MultiPlan near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Valaitis is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Valaitis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Abbie Collins, MS, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Collins is an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Collins honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Guinn Mueller, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Mueller is an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mueller include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mueller trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina E Lewicky-Gaupp, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp is an urogynecologist. She is especially interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp accepts. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Injuries, Urge Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Kenton is a medical specialist in urogynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kenton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kenton is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecologic Surgery, Injuries, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urogynecology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 408
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Soo Kwon's area of specialization is urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwon average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwon include cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Kwon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kwon is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Kwon's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Kwon is professionally affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cystoscopy, Urodynamics, Da Vinci Surgery, Urogynecological Problems

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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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