Women’s Center for Bladder and Pelvic Health
The Women’s Center for Bladder and Pelvic Health at Magee is a multidisciplinary resource with a comprehensive, women-centered approach.
Women of all ages and races can suffer from bladder and pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor is a combination of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs — the bladder, vagina, uterus, and rectum. The pelvic floor can be weakened by a combination of factors such as childbirth, heavy lifting, the effects of menopause and aging, and other chronic medical and neurologic conditions.
Although problems do become more common with advancing age, even young women can be affected.
Reasons to Visit Our Center
Referrals to the center can be made through a patients primary care physician or gynecologist. Many women self-refer, so a physician's referral is not necessary.
Some of the symptoms women experience can include:
- Leaking of urine or stool
- Difficulty with bowel movements
- Pelvic pain or pressure
Pelvic floor disorders significantly compromise the quality of women’s lives, which may result in depression, social isolation, and avoidance of physical and sexual activity due to discomfort and embarrassment. Our experts are dedicated to improving the quality of our patients' lives.
Pelvic Floor Conditions We Treat
In a private, confidential setting, treatment is available for all of the following conditions:
- Urinary incontinence (leaking of urine)
- Fecal incontinence (passing of gas or stool involuntarily)
- Pelvic organ prolapse (weakening of pelvis muscles)
- Dropping of uterus, bladder, rectum, or intestine
- Pelvic pain
- Overactive bladder symptoms
- Voiding disorders such as urinary retention
- Chronic urinary tract infections
The Women’s Center for Bladder and Pelvic Health offers patients a comprehensive blend of services to bring relief for the conditions listed above. Office procedures and evaluations may include:
- Urodynamic studies
Our goal is to restore function and improve quality of life for every woman. To do this we use the most current research and clinical standards to create individualized treatment plans that may include behavioral, medical, non-surgical, and surgical options.
Robotic Assisted Surgery
Magee offers robotic assisted surgery and Dr. Michael Bonidie utilizes a dual-console da Vinci ® Surgical System for procedures.
Our experts see patients in the following locations:
- Northern Allegheny County (Wexford)
- Southern Allegheny County
- Eastern suburbs (Irwin, Delmot)