We provide care for women with pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. We also offer novel therapeutic options including sacral nerve stimulation and robotic surgery.

The range of bladder and pelvic conditions that Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham treats include, among others

Pelvic organ prolapse, when organs in the pelvic cavity drop or slip out of place

  • Urinary incontinence (involuntary urine loss), including stress incontinence (urine leakage associated with activity, such as cough, sneeze, run) and urge incontinence (urine leakage associated with urge)
  • Overactive bladder or urinary frequency and urgency
  • Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
  • Frequent urinary tract infections or 'UTI's
  • Fecal incontinence or loss of bowel control, often as a result of pelvic floor injury
  • Vaginal fistulas, which can either be an abnormal connection between the vagina and the urinary tract (a vesico-vaginal fistula) or an abnormal connection between the vagina and the rectum (a rectovaginal fistula)