Today I speak with Cheryl B. Iglesia, MD, FACOG, FPMRS. She is Director of the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Director of the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS) at MedStar Health, an internationally renowned center that combines urogynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
She is also Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Urology at Georgetown University School of Medicine. As a double board-certified physician in Ob/Gyn and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery with more than 30 years in the field, Dr. Iglesia specializes in diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic organ prolapse. She also specializes in treating complex pelvic floor complications after prior surgery, including urinary and bowel fistulas; complications after pregnancy and childbirth, including pain from episiotomies and lacerations, as well as accidental bowel and bladder leakage; and complications after cancer treatment, such as sexual health issues and vaginal dryness. She has special expertise in managing complications associated with transvaginal mesh and its removal.
Dr. Iglesia is also one of my very first mentors in urogynecology, in fact, we go back 23 years!
We talk about:
-finding facts on social media
-changes in management of pelvic organ prolapse
-starting with conservative care
-high tone affect on POP symptoms
-breastfeeding and affects on symptoms
-talk around the 4th trimester
3:15 fear surrounding pelvic organ prolapse
10:00 conservative care before surgery
18:14 pelvic floor prolapse or decreased tone
26:45 recommendations for getting additional care
28:45 tissue healing and RED-S
30:10 PTs collaborating with surgeons
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