We found 6 female pelvic medicine specialists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
6700 West 95th Street; Suite 220
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology and practices in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mueller attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, fistula, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mueller has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juraj Letko, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
6959 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juraj Letko's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. Dr. Letko's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus and The University of Chicago Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Letko is a graduate of Comenius University. His training includes a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Letko (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, Czech, and Russian.

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

Dr. Denise M Elser, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
5851 W 95th Street; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Denise Elser is a female pelvic medicine specialist and gynecologist in Oak Lawn, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Elser average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Elser studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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Dr. Tondalaya L Gamble, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Tondalaya Gamble's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, hospital medicine (hospitalist), and obstetrics. She practices in Evanston, IL and Evergreen Park, IL. Dr. Gamble attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests encompass urogynecological problems. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Cook County Health & Hospitals System, Little Company of Mary Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urogynecological Problems

Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Urogynecology
9730 South Western Avenue; Suite 100
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Finkelstein is an urogynecologist. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Michigan Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Finkelstein include labiaplasty, minimally invasive procedures, and weight loss. The average patient rating for Dr. Finkelstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finkelstein takes. Dr. Finkelstein is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Advocate Christ Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Labiaplasty, Weight Loss, Surgical Procedures, Urogynecological Problems, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
5851 W 95th Street; Suite 300
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Johnson is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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