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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Usama M. Khater, Gassan Haddad, Gamal M. Ghoniem
      Pages 9-13
    3. James Doty, Jonathan E. Efron
      Pages 15-18
  4. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-26
    2. Nathan Guerette, Dana R. Sands, G. Willy Davila
      Pages 27-34
    3. Gamal M. Ghoniem, Usama M. Khater
      Pages 35-45
    4. M. Louis Moy, Sandip P. Vasavada
      Pages 47-50
    5. T. Cristina Sardinha, Dana R. Sands
      Pages 51-55
    6. Juan J. Nogueras
      Pages 57-62
    7. Dana R. Sands
      Pages 63-66
  5. Anatomic Correlates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-70
    2. Jonathan Jay
      Pages 71-78
    3. Kevin J. Stepp, Matthew D. Barber
      Pages 79-87
    4. James Doty, Eric G. Weiss
      Pages 89-93
  6. Sexual Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95

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.


Colorectal Surgery Gynecology Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions Physical Therapy Urogynecology Urology imaging ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Willy Davila
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Gamal M. Ghoniem
    • 4
    • 5
  • Steven D. Wexner
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
  1. 1.Department of GynecologyCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  2. 2.Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  3. 3.University of South FloridaUSA
  4. 4.Section of Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology and ReconstructionNOVA Southeastern University, Ohio State University and University of South Florida, Cleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  5. 5.NOVA Southeastern University, Ohio State University and University of South Florida, Cleveland Clinic FloridaWestonUSA
  6. 6.21st Century Oncology Chair in Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic HospitalUSA
  7. 7.Department of Colorectal SurgeryCleveland Clinic FloridaUSA
  8. 8.Ohio State University Health Sciences Center at Cleveland Clinic FoundationUSA
  9. 9.University of South Florida College of MedicineUSA
  10. 10.Charles E. Schmidt College at Florida Atlantic UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-730-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-010-8
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