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Wayne Health’s board-certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) subspecialists provide comprehensive surgical and non-surgical services for women with any form of pelvic floor disorder.
If more than one organ is involved, Wayne Health engages a multidisciplinary team of providers to effectively treat the underlying causes. Our collaborative team includes obstetric gynecologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners specially trained in pelvic floor disorders, along with physical therapists and social workers from the Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University – all sharing their expertise across multiple specialties to ensure the patient receives individualized care for their particular pelvic floor disorder.
Pelvic floor disorders (PFD) are a group of gynecologic conditions that affect the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor includes the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lower pelvis. It supports the pelvic organs such as bladder, uterus, vaginal, intestines and rectum. The pelvic floor can be injured by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic diseases or previous pelvic surgery, which can affect normal functions. Most pelvic floor disorders fall into three main categories:
Pelvic organ prolapse or POP: is the falling of the pelvic organs or bulging through the vaginal opening caused by loss of normal support of the vagina
Urinary incontinence: is leaking of urine when sneezing, coughing, laughing, and exercising; or the inability to hold urine long enough to reach the bathroom or urine loss without any sensory awareness
Fecal incontinence: is leakage of bowel material and not being able to control gas or solid or liquid stool
Wayne Health physicians and researchers are also teaching and research faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic, translational and clinical research. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation, and often before FDA approval or commercial availability.
For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.