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Women's Pelvic Health Services

Multidisciplinary, academic expertise for treating pelvic floor disorders and dysfunction

Erlanger offers fellowship-trained expertise in evaluating and treating pelvic floor disorders and dysfunction, including incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Our team includes OB/GYN and urogynecology providers who work together to offer the latest minimally invasive and non-surgical therapies to help ensure the right course of treatment.


What Are Pelvic Floor Disorders?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments, and supporting tissues that form a sling, which holds the pelvic organs in place. The pelvic organs include the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, bowel, and rectum. 

Pelvic floor disorders cause abnormal bowel and urinary function and pelvic pain. These disorders are common among women and can be linked to pregnancy, childbirth, and aging.

 

  • Urgency urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Stress incontinence
  • Bladder leakage
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Congenital anomalies of the lower reproductive tract
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas

What Is Urogynecology?

Urogynecology is a medical subspecialty of gynecology and urology focusing on pelvic health and reconstructive surgery for women. Erlanger Urogynecologists test, diagnose, and treat conditions impacting female pelvic organs as well as their supportive muscles and connective tissue.

Meet Our Team

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Urogynecology Incontinence, Pelvic Reconstruction Women's Health

Carson Kaeser, MD

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Gynecology Incontinence, Pelvic Reconstruction Women's Health

Chris Portera, MD

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Regain Control

Community Health Talk

Learn about available treatments to regain control of your bladder and bowel in this free patient education webinar featuring Dr. Carson Kaeser.

Cheryl's Story

“Now I have no pain – I’m just really thrilled”

Cheryl Barnett of Cleveland, TN, is grateful to be pain-free after pelvic reconstruction surgery from Dr. Carson Kaeser. 

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Cindy's Story

“The right doctors that I needed.”

Cindy Wormsley talks about the pain and isolation of pelvic floor dysfunction - and how a multidisciplinary team of Erlanger doctors provided a life-changing solution.

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