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Loyola opens pelvic health center


Loyola University Health System in Maywood, IL has opened a multidisciplinary center to treat women with pelvic floor disorders.

"This multidisciplinary center will combine the expertise of various specialists to bring comprehensive care to women with pelvic floor disorders," said Kimberly Kenton, MD, director of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. "Our specialists work together to provide care for women in the convenience of a single location."

Patients who visit the center will benefit from the expertise of urogynecologists, urologists, colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, physiatrists, and physical therapists, according to a Loyola statement. These specialists will be able to diagnose and treat a wide range of pelvic floor conditions, including urinary incontinence; fecal incontinence; pelvic organ prolapse; vaginal, rectal, bladder, and ureteral fistulas; and complications of prior pelvic surgery.

Patients will be able to choose treatments, including lifestyle modifications, cognitive behavior therapy, pelvic floor exercises, medication, and minimally invasive surgery.

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