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Sentara Pelvic Floor Center

The Sentara Pelvic Floor Center located at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital is dedicated to providing best-in-class care to men and women suffering from pelvic floor disorders to improve each patient’s quality of life.

The Sentara Pelvic Floor Center at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital offers a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated physicians, including urogynecologists, urologists, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons and radiologists, who collaborate together to provide comprehensive and personalized treatment options for each patient. In addition, the Sentara Pelvic Floor Center includes a team of specialized physical therapists who are specifically trained in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. 

What are Pelvic Floor Disorders?

A pelvic floor disorder is a broad term used to describe a number of conditions experienced by men and women and originating in the pelvic region. The pelvic floor supports the bladder, bowel, rectum and urethra and maintains urinary and fecal continence. In women, these muscles support the uterus and play an important role in vaginal childbirth.

The most common types of pelvic floor disorders include: 

  • Urinary or Fecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic Pain

Although many of these disorders may not be life threatening, these health issues affect a broad range of patients and can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Many people notice leakage or loss of bladder or bowel control for the first time when they are laughing, sneezing or exercising.

It is important to know that this is not a normal or untreatable part of aging. Pelvic floor disorders are treatable and controllable, and the Sentara Pelvic Floor Center is here to help.

Why choose the Sentara Pelvic Floor Center at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital for your care?

The Sentara Pelvic Floor Center located at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital brings together cutting edge technology, innovative research and top-quality care team members to provide you with the right care to dramatically improve your quality of life. 

If your treatment plan includes physical therapy, the Sentara Pelvic Floor Center offers specialized physical therapists who have trained specifically in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. If your treatment plan includes surgery, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital offers minimally-invasive surgical technology for pelvic floor disorders through laparoscopic techniques and the da Vinci Robot. Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital has also been designated as a Center of Excellence in both Robotic Surgery and Minimally-Invasive Gynecology by the Surgical Review Corporation and a Center of Excellence in Continence by the National Association for Continence.  

Center of Excellence - Robotic Surgery  Center of Excellence - Minimally Invasive Gynecology  Center of Excellence in Continence

Patient Story: Sentara Women's Health Center

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