Treatment Options

The Pelvic Health Clinic offers a large variety of treatment options from lifestyle changes and medication, to physical therapy and advanced minimally invasive surgery. Our providers will work with you to find the treatment option that best meets your needs and lifestyle. A combination of treatments may be needed.

Non-surgical treatment

You may benefit from simple lifestyle modifications and exercises that build pelvic floor muscles. Many women find these non-surgical treatment alternatives extremely beneficial at easing their symptoms and dramatically improving their quality of life. Select a treatment option below to learn more.

Pelvic floor exercises: Strengthening pelvic floor muscles may help relieve urinary and anal incontinence.

Physical Therapy: Physical therapists specializing in pelvic health evaluate pelvic floor functions to create an individualized treatment plan when strengthening exercises are not enough.

Pessary: A pessary is a device that is inserted into the vagina to support the pelvic floor muscles. Its purpose is to relieve the symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse and sometimes urinary incontinence.

Medications: Some pelvic floor conditions can be treated with medication.


Surgical treatments

Sometimes, simple lifestyle changes, physical therapy and/or medications are not enough to treat pelvic floor conditions, and surgery may be required. However, many of today’s surgeries are non-invasive and often can be done as an outpatient procedure. Some of today’s minimally invasive surgical procedures include:

Sacral nerve stimulation/modulation: Patients with urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and fecal incontinence, who do not respond to more conservative treatments may be treated with a neurostimulation device that is implanted in the body.

Transvaginal obturator sling: Sling procedures are minimally invasive procedures used to treat urinary incontinence, or leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing and other physical activity.

Minimally invasive surgery: For many women, surgical treatment is the right choice for a pelvic floor disorder. Today’s surgical options are minimally invasive and require little to no hospital stay.


To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, please call 608-392-9700.