Pelvic Floor Disorders

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments and tissues, resembling a hammock, which supports the organs in your pelvic area. This includes the bladder, uterus, vagina, prostate, rectum and anus. You control your bladder and bowel movements by relaxing and contracting the pelvic floor muscles.

Pelvic floor disorders affect the pelvic floor, meaning you are unable to control this special group of muscles. When this happens, it may weaken the normal functioning of surrounding organs. We don’t know what causes pelvic floor disorders, but traumatic injuries to the pelvic area may contribute.

Conditions

Procedures

  • Rectal prolapse repair 
  • Biofeedback therapy 
  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Overlapping sphincteroplasty 
  • Rectocele repair