Center for Pelvic Health, Navicent Health

Welcome to the Center for Pelvic Health

Suffer in silence no more

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One in three women will experience a Pelvic Floor Disorder in their lifetime. Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) are a group of conditions that affect the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that normally support the organs of the pelvis including the bladder, bowel, uterus, cervix and rectum. It is often an embarrassing condition that can affect a woman's quality of life. While women may recognize that it is a problem, many women who suffer from PFDs and are unaware that there are treatments available.

The most common types of PFDs include pelvic organ prolapse (herniation of the pelvic organs into the vagina that occurs due to weakness of the normal supports of the pelvic organs) and urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine). Often times women can develop more than one PFDs at the same time.

Providing expertise in Urogynecologic care

The Center for Pelvic Health, Navicent Health offers a wide variety of innovative treatments for incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and other pelvic floor disorders that affect the quality of life for women. We offer diagnostic testing and many treatment options in the office. Additionally, if you should need surgery to correct a PFD, Dr. Kow is trained in multiple surgical procedures as well as minimally invasive techniques (vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic) and can help you determine the right surgery for your specific needs.

The Center combines the expertise of Nathan S. Kow, MD, who completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), with the full resources of The Medical Center, Navicent Health to deliver care that is second to none. While some PFDs can be diagnosed and treated by primary care physicians, gynecologist and urologist, a FPMRS surgeon trains specifically to diagnose and treat PFDs allowing for complete care of the pelvic floor.

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Providing individualized care and treatment plans

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Dr. Kow along with his staff is dedicated to provide you with individualized care that second to none. Pelvic floor disorders are often embarrassing and our primary goal is to provide an environment in which you can ask or discuss any questions you may have. We understand that PFDs affect people's quality of life differently, therefore an individualized treatment plan is necessary to address all your specific needs.

Conditions we treat

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Vesicovaginal fistula
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Urinary retention
  • Vaginal mesh complications