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The “pelvic floor” is the group of muscles that stretch from the pubic bone to the tailbone. These muscles help stabilize and support the spine, abdomen, bladder, bowels and uterus in women. Pelvic floor muscles also help control bladder and bowel control, as well as sexual function.
The pelvic floor can become weakened or damaged, causing a disorder. Pelvic floor disorders can cause incontinence, organs within the pelvis to drop down (prolapse) and other problems. There are many options for improving and treating pelvic floor disorders, including surgery.
At Weill Cornell Medicine, we understand that living with a pelvic floor disorder can be challenging and isolating. Our team of compassionate colon and rectal surgeons are highly equipped to provide effective surgical treatment for a wide range of pelvic floor disorders. Our aim is to help you achieve the best possible quality of life.
Individualized care for your pelvic floor disorder: The team of colon and rectal surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine works closely with each patient to understand their unique condition, lifestyle and goals for the future. Your doctor will present you with the most appropriate surgical options for you, discussing the benefits and risks of each. The goal for surgery is to help you achieve the best possible quality of life and highest level of comfort during your daily life.
Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to a network of doctors and specialists. Your colon and rectal surgeon may consult with experts in obstetrics and gynecology, urogynecology, urology and other medical professionals as needed.
Weill Cornell Medicine partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.
At first, pelvic floor disorders are typically treated non-surgically. If these treatments are not successful and you are still experiencing pain or difficulty symptoms, you may want to consider surgery.
There are several different reconstructive surgery options for treating pelvic floor disorders. During these procedures, your surgeon will repair and reconstruct the area of the pelvic floor that has been damaged utilizing minimally invasive and robotic procedures.
What to Expect During Your Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine
At Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, we do everything we can to support our patients and their loved ones before, during and after treatment. Learn more about what to expect during your stay.
The length of your recovery will depend on several factors, including the type of surgery. Your care team will discuss how long you will need to rest, as well as avoid exercising, lifting, straining and sex.
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Meet Our Surgeons
The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medicine Colon and Rectal Surgery Division offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.