Pelvic floor disorder (PFD) is a condition in which the muscles in the pelvis do not work properly. The role
of these muscles is to support various pelvic organs, including the bladder, prostate, rectum and female
reproductive organs. Problems with the pelvic floor muscles can lead to urinary problems and fecal
incontinence (bowel dysfunction).
Women with weakened pelvic muscles may experience urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency,
chronic pelvic pain, overactive bladder, fecal incontinence, constipation, rectal pain, pelvic pain, pelvic
floor relaxation, frequent nighttime urination and others.
Symptoms or Pelvic Floor Disorder are an inevitable part of aging and can get worse with time if you
don't seek treatment. PFD can affect our quality of life and that of those we love as we stop
doing activities we previously enjoyed due to fear of leaking, pain, etc.
The good news is that PFD can be successfully managed and even eliminated.
Dr. Roger Beyer is a Board Certified Urogynecologist/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive
Surgeon. His practice, Women's Health Care Specialists, has been dedicated to improving his patient's
health and quality of life since 1984.
What is a Board Certified Urogynecologist or Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon?
A physician who has passed an exam from the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and American Board of Urology attesting that they possess exceptional expertise in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The first board certification exam was in 2013. Physicians who complete training after 2012, also participate in an accredited fellowship in order to be eligible for board certification.