At WH Women’s Center of Excellence, it is important that we provide well-rounded care that includes urogynecologists that are experts in Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions, Reconstruction, and Treatment. Dr. Deborah Hess and Dr. Sandra Hall lead the Pelvic Floor and Incontinence Center at Wilmington Health providing their expertise and years of experience. Dr. Deborah Hess is currently the only fellowship-trained urologist/urogynecologist within a 100-mile radius of the Wilmington area. She is a urologist and pelvic surgeon with expertise in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) or Urogynecology. Dr. Sandra Hall is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is certified in urogynecology and pelvic surgery. Dr. Hess and Dr. Hall work alongside our primary care physicians in initial diagnoses and formulating excellent treatment plans for our female patients.
RETURNING WOMEN TO BETTER HEALTH
Approximately 1/3 of women in the United States will be affected by a pelvic floor disorder during their lifetime. Often related to both genetics and/or the birth of a child, the muscles of the pelvic floor are weakened or stretched. These now weakened muscles may cause discomfort in the pelvis or abdomen and/or issues with urinary tract, including infections or incontinence.
Pelvic Floor Disorders are treatable with a variety of options and, depending on the issue, may include surgical options including Pelvic Floor Reconstruction. Our talented team of urogynecology specialists can provide women suffering from issues of pelvic floor with relief from discomfort and improved quality of life. Using a variety of approaches, some of which include minimally invasive or robotic surgery techniques, our surgeons can successfully return our patients to health.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
The goal of pelvic floor therapy and treatment is to support the patient in improving strength and function of the pelvic floor muscles. All in all, the objective is to truly support in alleviating any pain, as well as improving any weakness or dysfunction in the muscles. Catherine works in-tandem with our urogynecologists on developing a treatment plan that will be best for our patient’s needs. Below is a list of services that we provide:
- Bladder training
- Manual therapy/massage
- Pelvic Floor strengthening
- Prenatal/postpartum care