VCU Health

Nancy Currie, RN-C
(804) 828-2191
to schedule an appointment.

Pelvic Health and Continence

The Women's Pelvic Health Center at VCU Health is committed to helping women conquer the types of pelvic disorders that can trap them in a cycle of discomfort, embarrassment and isolation.

We specialize in treating the entire pelvic floor with a multidisciplinary team that includes specialists in urogynecology, urology, colorectal surgery, physical therapy and nursing.

Through collaboration we produce a more accurate line of treatment for our patients. We meet regularly to discuss the latest techniques, technologies and methods for patient care.

What We Treat

If you're suffering, you're not alone: 1 in 4 women experience some sort of pelvic problem at some point in her life—incontinence being among the most common.

Our practice focuses on conditions such as:

  • Stress incontinence: urinary leakage caused by physical activity, such as exercise, lifting something heavy, laughing, coughing or sneezing.
  • Overactive bladder/urinary urgency: a sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle in the wall of the bladder, which results in the inability to stop urination.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse: When the pelvic floor has weakened and the bladder, uterus and rectum can drop into the vaginal canal. This creates blockage and difficulty emptying the bladder. This also dramatically affects sexual activity and can often be noticeable from the outside.

In addition, we diagnose and treat:

And we use a wide variety of
treatment options, including:

Constipation and fecal incontinence | Mesh-related complications
Neurogenic bladder | Interstitial cystitis | Perineal birth trauma

Behavioral pelvic floor therapy, including training, e-stim, and biofeedback | Pessaries | Medication management | Coaptite®/Botox® injections to the bladder | Sacral neuromodulation (InterStim®), Urgent® PC (PTNS) | Minimally invasive robotic surgery | Advanced and complex reconstruction pelvic surgery

Common Symptoms

Here are common symptoms
that may indicate that you
have a pelvic floor problem:

  • You have leakage when you sneeze, cough, exercise or lift something heavy.
  • You feel pressure, discomfort or pain in your pelvic area.
  • You always need to know where the bathroom is.
  • You're scared to drink a lot of fluids because you might lose control.
  • You're using the bathroom more than seven or eight times a day.
  • You're afraid to leave home or travel for fear of a bladder-related accident.

Our Staff

Urogynecology

Dr. Edward J. Gill, Director, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Dr. Ashley W. Carroll, Assistant Professor, Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Beth Lamb, Nurse Practitioner, Urogynecology

Nancy Currie, RN, Nurse Coordinator

Urology

Dr. Adam P. Klausner, Director,
Neurourology and Voiding Dysfunction

Dr. J. Tyler Roseman, Assistant Professor,
Urology

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Ann Dunbar, PT, DPT, MS, WCS

B. Kelley Ryan, PT, DPT, RYT-200

Meghan Swenck, PT, DPT, WCS

Laura Thoene, PT, DPT, CSCS

Locations

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