One in three women will experience a pelvic floor disorder. To talk with a nurse navigator about West Hospital Women's Center pelvic floor services, or for an appointment, call 513-215-1698.

Pelvic floor is a term used to describe the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that support the organs in the pelvis ­— including the bladder and rectum, and the uterus and vagina in women. 
Common Causes of Pelvic Floor Disorders

  • Vaginal delivery
  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Chronic coughing
  • Frequent straining during bowel movements
  • Heavy lifting
  • Any medical conditions or injuries that impact the health of nerves, such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, back surgery or spinal stenosis
  • Surgery or radiation for uterine, cervical or rectal
  • Some women are simply born with weak pelvic tissues

Comprehensive Care for Pelvic Floor Disorders

The Women’s Center at Mercy Health — West Hospital specializes in pelvic floor disorders and can now be coordinated entirely within the Mercy Health system.

The Women’s Center is able to diagnose and treat conditions such as:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, uterine prolapse, vault prolapse)
  • Urinary incontinence (stress and overactive bladder)
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Mesh complications (slings and vaginal mesh)
  • Fistulae of the female genital tract
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Atrophic vaginitis

The Miracle of MonaLisa Touch® Therapy

The Women’s Center at Mercy Health — West Hospital is the only facility in the Mercy Health Cincinnati Region to offer MonaLisa Touch Therapy. MonaLisa Touch Therapy is an outpatient laser procedure that can be completed in approximately five minutes. Typically, a total of three treatments, six weeks apart, produce the desired results.

No anesthesia or preoperative painkiller is needed. Because of the tiny size of the laser, there is no risk of burn. The laser stimulates collagen stores, reviving dried skin and improving condition, in effect, rejuvenating the vaginal wall.