Mercy Health Offers Advanced Pelvic Floor Services at West Hospital's Women's Center

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has advanced pelvic floor services available to women throughout Greater Cincinnati at West Hospital, located at 3300 Mercy Health Boulevard, Cincinnati 45211.

The Women's Center at West Hospital addresses the health needs of women at every stage of life from maternity to menopause and beyond with comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services, treatment of menopausal problems, advanced breast care, physical therapy and treatment and physical therapy for pelvic floor conditions in a private setting. Its services are available to women throughout the region, with Mercy Health Physicians and affiliated physicians collaborating across Mercy Health's clinically integrated network to coordinate patient care.

"Highly trained nurse navigators at the Women's Center help patients understand their care options and map their treatment. They coordinate appropriate resources for patients at the Women's Center and also help connect patients to appropriate follow up care," said Michael Kramer, Mercy Health West Market President and CEO.

The Center's expanded capabilities include videourodynamic testing, which helps doctors assess how well the bladder and urethra are storing and releasing urine, and a pelvic floor center to 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

The Women's Center also offers Mona Lisa therapy, a laser procedure that can reverse effects of vaginal atrophy. Defined as is the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to lessening estrogen levels, vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause, breast cancer treatment or other medical treatments. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms. The laser stimulates collagen stores, reviving dried skin and improving the condition of the vaginal wall without the need for anesthesia.

For more information on any of the available services or to make an appointment, please call the Mercy Health - West Hospital Women's Center at 513-215-1698.