Women's Health Services | Pelvic Health

When women want more precision and less incision.

Pelvic Health

When women facing issues like incontinence or a prolapsed bladder want cutting-edge treatments, they turn to Hartford Hospital. Our doctors use the latest minimally invasive procedures and non-surgical options to reduce potential complications... and recovery time.


Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs) are a group of conditions that affect the organs and support structure of the female pelvic floor. Symptoms vary with type of PFDs. These are very common conditions that can affect up to 1 out of 4 women over the lifespan. Many women are too embarrassed to talk about their pelvic floor disorders or seek help from a specialist. Different women may also experience different symptoms. Symptoms typically begin gradually and progress over time.

We have board-certified, nationally recognized experts who treat PFDs

 

There are three main types of pelvic floor disorders:

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), also called dropped bladder, dropped uterus
  • Bladder Control, also called urinary incontinence (UI)
  • Bowel Control, also called accidental bowel leakage (ABL)

Our specialists evaluate and treat pelvic floor disorders including:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Genital fistulas
  • Congenital reproductive anomalies
  • Overactive bladder
  • Postpartum genitourinary dysfunction
  • Pelvic floor weakness

Diagnostic options include:

  • Urodynamic testing
  • Office Cystoscopy
  • Pelvic floor ultrasound

Non-surgical treatment options include:

  • Exercise regimens and referral to Pelvic floor Physical Therapy
  • Behavioral/ lifestyle modification
  • Vaginal devices
  • Pharmacologic therapy
  • Peripheral tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS)
  • Botox®

Surgical options include:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Robotic assisted
  • Vaginal
  • Abdominal

Our physicians and nurses believe that women should NOT have to accept these life-altering disorders as inevitable signs of aging or childbirth. We provide evaluation, education and treatment options to help women reach an informed decision about their pelvic health care.

We offer our patients a combination of extensive experience, the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment techniques and a commitment to individualized patient care. For appointments at our Hartford, West Hartford and Glastonbury offices, please call 860.972.4338.


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Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute
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Meet our Pelvic Health & Urogynecology specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Kershen, Richard Todd, MD
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
  • Plainville
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LaSala, Christine Ann, MD, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
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Mellen, Colleen E., APRN
860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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  • Hartford
Steinberg, Adam C., DO, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Tulikangas, Paul Kevin, MD, FACOG, FACS, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, MD, FACOG, FFPMRS
860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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The Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery is affiliated with University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is actively involved in teaching and research. Residents are graduate physicians training in the specialty of Gynecology. A resident or a medical student may be in attendance during your visit to the Urogynecology office.

Learn more about Hartford Hospital's Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Fellowship