Glenview Outpatient Center Hosts Seminar on Pelvic Floor Disorders
Northwestern Medicine Glenview Outpatient Center October 06, 2013
GLENVIEW, IL – Northwestern Medicine Glenview Outpatient Center will host a seminar about women’s pelvic floor disorders entitled "Break Free from PFDs" on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be served before the program begins. The seminar will be held in the 2nd floor conference room of the Glenview Outpatient Center at 2701 Patriot Boulevard in Glenview. Admission is free.
The pelvic health topics that will be discussed include: pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and bowel control disorders, and new, minimally invasive treatment alternatives. The discussion will give women the knowledge and confidence they need to evaluate their own pelvic health and address pelvic health issues with their physicians.
Kimberly S. Kenton, MD, MS, FACOG, FACS, director of the Northwestern Medicine Integrated Pelvic Health Program at Prentice Women’s Hospital, and chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine–Kenton is a nationally recognized leader in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and surgical education, developing innovative surgery and research educational curricula. She has earned national and international recognition for treatment of women with complex pelvic floor disorders and minimally invasive surgical techniques with laparoscopy and robotics. She served as primary investigator on several studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, which led to advances in surgical treatment and outcomes for women with urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Kenton has authored or co-authored 150 scientific papers and currently serves on the editorial boards of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Journal of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.
Anne Marie Boller, MD, MA, FACS, colon and rectal surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and co-director of the Integrated Pelvic Health Program–Boller specializes in diagnosing and treating functional and anatomic bowel problems in women, colon and rectal malignancies, and inflammatory bowel disease. She was heavily involved in the development of the Northwestern Medicine Integrated Pelvic Health Program, a multidisciplinary clinic comprised of urologists, urogynecologists, physiatrists, physical therapists and colon and rectal surgeons working together to diagnose and manage pelvic floor disorders. Boller's research interests include laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery, hereditary colon cancer, sacral nerve stimulation and functional and quality of life outcomes following pelvic floor surgery.
Stephanie J. Kielb, MD, board certified specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, board certified urologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and associate professor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Kielb is also a founding member of the Northwestern Medicine Integrated Pelvic Health Program–Kielb is a recognized expert in the area of voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has expertise in minimally invasive techniques to treat urinary incontinence, including sacral nerve stimulation (bladder pacemaker) for refractory urinary incontinence, having successfully implanted hundreds of patients, and bladder botulinum toxin injections. She also has a particular interest in voiding dysfunction from neurologic disease such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and stroke, and due to congenital anomalies of the genitourinary tract. She is the urologic director of the adult spina bifida clinic at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and has ongoing research interests in this area.
To register for the seminar call 312.695.0615. A similar seminar will be held at Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago on Wednesday, November 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn more about the Northwestern Medicine Integrated Pelvic Health Program.