Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • G. Willy Davila
  • Gamal M. Ghoniem
  • Steven D. Wexner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Concept of the Pelvic Floor as a Unit

    1. G. Willy Davila
      Pages 3-6
  3. Epidemiology and Prevalence

    1. Usama M. Khater, Gassan Haddad, Gamal M. Ghoniem
      Pages 9-13
    2. James Doty, Jonathan E. Efron
      Pages 15-18
  4. Evaluation

    1. Nathan Guerette, Dana R. Sands, G. Willy Davila
      Pages 27-34
    2. Gamal M. Ghoniem, Usama M. Khater
      Pages 35-45
    3. M. Louis Moy, Sandip P. Vasavada
      Pages 47-50
    4. T. Cristina Sardinha, Dana R. Sands
      Pages 51-55
    5. Juan J. Nogueras
      Pages 57-62
    6. Virgilio Salanga
      Pages 63-66
  5. Anatomic Correlates

    1. Jonathan Jay
      Pages 71-78
    2. Kevin J. Stepp, Matthew D. Barber
      Pages 79-87
    3. James Doty, Eric G. Weiss
      Pages 89-93
  6. Sexual Function

    1. Lawrence S. Hakim, Giovanna M. DaSilva
      Pages 97-105
  7. Incontinence Therapy

    1. Jennifer T. Pollak, G. Willy Davila
      Pages 109-111
    2. G. Willy Davila
      Pages 113-114
    3. Gamal M. Ghoniem, Usama M. Khater
      Pages 115-120
    4. Raymond R. Rackley, Ahmed Elazab
      Pages 121-126

About this book


Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive aspects of evaluation and therapy of female pelvic floor dysfunction. The book is edited by well-known international surgeons who have clinical practices within one tertiary referral institution, the Pelvic Floor Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston (Fort Lauderdale), Florida. All of the contributing authors are staff clinicians at the Cleveland Clinic in the Cleveland, Ohio,Weston, Florida, or Naples, Florida campuses. Recognized by clinicians worldwide for its excellence in this clinical area, Cleveland Clinic departments of Gynecology,Urology, and Colorectal Surgery have combined their expertise in producing this text. The importance of a team approach to the evaluation and management of Pelvic Floor problems is emphasized.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Multidisciplinary Approach is focused on urinary incontinence and other voiding dysfunctions, fecal incontinence and other distal gastroenterologic problems, genital and rectal prolapse, and other recognized pelvic floor problems. Since the Pelvic Floor encompasses all the organs within the pelvic cavity, this work is essential reading for the practicing Gynecologist/Urogynecologist,Urologist, and Colorectal Surgeon.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. Willy Davila
    • 1
  • Gamal M. Ghoniem
    • 1
  • Steven D. Wexner
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-347-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-348-4
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