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Our program is a national model for treatment, research, and education in female pelvic floor disorders. Women can benefit from the latest treatments and participate in clinical research trials for urinary incontinence, bowel control problems, and pelvic organ prolapse.
We strive to transform the lives of women with pelvic floor disorders through transdisciplinary care in which specialists from different disciplines work jointly to develop innovative, integrated, patient-centered care plans that move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address common pelvic floor problems.
Many women are taught to accept these disorders and their symptoms as a normal part of aging, or they suffer in silence because they are too embarrassed to speak with their doctors. At Northwestern Medicine, we are seeking to change this.
As an academic medical center, we believe that research and education are keys to propelling new knowledge.
We are working to translate promising research advances into more effective treatment approaches and prevention strategies for our patients. We place a high priority on providing educational opportunities in an interactive and collaborative environment and believe that it is critical to train the next generation of physicians to provide high-quality, patient-centered care for women with pelvic floor disorders for many generations to come.
We are training academic leaders in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and we expect our fellowship graduates to advance healthcare for women as surgeon-scientists who not only provide outstanding clinical and surgical care but also serve as inspiring mentors and educators.
WHAT ARE PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS?
Margaret G. Mueller, MD, discusses pelvic floor disorders, symptoms and treatment options.
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