Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

Incontinence and pelvic floor disorders can impact a woman’s self-esteem and quality of life. They affect her emotional and physical well-being, as well as her independence. The good news is that most pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence are treatable.

The Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction at Aurora Women’s Pavilion offers treatment options and solutions to help women minimize discomfort, regain function and improve their overall well-being.

As eastern Wisconsin's leader in addressing pelvic floor disorders, our patients receive the highest level of care and state-of-the are treatment options from specialists with advanced training and expertise.

For more information, please contact our specialists at:

The Center for Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
Aurora Women's Pavilion of Aurora West Allis Medical Center

Personalized, Comprehensive Care - To Put You Back in Control

From initial consultation and testing, to accurate diagnosis and successful treatment, we offer personalized and sensitive care for conditions including:

  • Urinary Incontinence                                
    • Stress Incontinence                                                
    • Urge Incontinence
    • Overflow Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Mixed Incontinence

Treatment depends on the type and severity of each case and, because no single answer works for every woman, we offer medical and/or surgical treatment options tailored to meet each patient's individual needs.

Non-surgical Treatment Options:

  • Behavioral and lifestyle modification: Helps retrain pelvic muscles
  • Biofeedback: Assists in identifying specific muscle activity to maximize muscle exercises, therapy and rehabilitation
  • Information and education: Promote awareness and eliminates the stigma that often accompanies specific conditions               
  • Manual therapy techinques: Improves muscle and bone alignment
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercise therapy: Optimizes proper muscle and organ function
  • Urethral bulking injections: Promotes improved urethra function and prevents leaking
  • Interstim Therapy Trial (Sacral Nerve Stimulation)
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation: Improves bladder control

Minimally-Invasive and Surgical Treatment Options:

  • Sacral Nerve Stimulation: Similar to a heart pacemaker, mild electrical pulses help control bladder function
  • Laparoscopic surgery: Using only a few, very small abdominal incisions, through which a thin video camera and surgical instruments are inserted. The surgeon performs the procedure while viewing the surgical site on a video monitor
  • Robotic surgery: Combining laparoscopic techniques with robotic arms, the surgeon’s hands are translated into smaller movements, allowing for delicate work in small spaces.
  • Vaginal surgery:  Similar to laparoscopy, this surgery uses small incisions in the vagina to perform urogynecologic procedures
  • Sling procedures: Slings restore and support the correct anatomical positioning of pelvic organs

Experienced care provided by a team of specialists:

  • Tracy Capes, MD, Urogynecology
  • Alexis Chesrow, MD, Urology/ Urogynecology
  • Amy Hanna, MD, Colorectal Surgery
  • James Klas, MD, Colorectal Surgery
  • Dennis Miller, MD, Urogynecology