• Treating Pelvic Health Disorders

  • Will I need surgery for my pelvic health condition?

    Non-Surgical Solutions

    At Avista Pelvic Health Center, we take a conservative approach to surgery. There are a wide range of nonsurgical treatment options available to treat pelvic health conditions.

    You may be a candidate for these non-surgical treatments:

    • Biofeedback: Biofeedback is a technique where a patient will learn to control specific physiological processes. This non-painful, non-surgical strategy provides improvement for many patients with pelvic floor disorders. During biofeedback, electrical activity in the muscle is recorded and displayed for the patient. The therapist can then provide feedback to help the patient improve their muscle coordination. When used in conjunction with Kegel exercises, biofeedback techniques help women gain awareness and control of their pelvic muscles.
    • Botox bladder injections: When Botox is injected into the bladder muscle, it causes the bladder to relax, increasing the bladder’s storage capacity and reducing episodes of urinary incontinence. Injecting the bladder with Botox is performed using cystoscopy, a procedure that allows a doctor to visualize the interior of the bladder while Botox is being injected.
    • Medications: Medications may be prescribed and work by relaxing the bladder muscles and decreasing the amount of abnormal spasms in the bladder. They may increase the interval between voids, and help alleviate symptoms of urgency and urinary frequency.
    • Pelvic floor physical therapy: Pelvic floor rehabilitation is achieved through an individualized program of treatments aimed at improving the strength of the pelvic floor, restoring function and eliminating pain or restriction in the perineum. Therapy may include pelvic muscle exercises (Kegels) and core exercises, manual therapy, biofeedback, electrical stimulation and others, depending on each patient’s individual condition. After several treatments, effective symptom relief can often be achieved.
    • Peri-urethral bulking: Peri-urethral bulking agents can effectively relieve symptoms of stress incontinence by increasing tissue bulk and tightening the urethra to prevent urine from flowing out unexpectedly. The bulking agent is injected directly into the peri-urethral tissue as a liquid, which then solidifies to add the desired bulk to the insufficient urethral wall. 
    • Pessaries: A pessary is a device that is placed into the vagina to support the uterus or bladder and rectum. It is a firm ring that presses against the wall of the vagina and urethra to help decrease urine leakage. The type and size of the pessary should be fitted to meet your individual needs and anatomy. A properly fitted pessary is not noticeable when it is in place.

    Surgical Solutions

    Our surgeons will work with you determine which treatment option is best for you. Before choosing which technique to use, our specialists will factor in your wishes, past medical history, previous surgeries and overall health status.

    You may be a candidate for these surgical treatments:

    • Minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery: This surgery is done through one or more small incisions, using small tubes and tiny video cameras and surgical instruments.
    • Vaginal or pelvic reconstructive surgery: The goal of all reconstructive pelvic floor procedures is to restore normal pelvic floor anatomy and give the patient her best chance at maintaining a normal quality of life, including sexual intercourse if desired.
    • Robotic surgery: Robotic surgery provides a magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site, which gives the surgeon great precision, flexibility and control.

  • Pelvic Health Center

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    Phone: 303-925-4038
    Toll Free: 1-855-236-8872 

    7233 Church Ranch Boulevard
    Westminster, CO 80021

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