Pelvic Health

When women want more precision and less incision.

Pelvic Health

When women facing issues like incontinence or a prolapsed bladder want cutting-edge treatments, they turn to us. Our doctors use the latest minimally invasive procedures and non-surgical options to reduce potential complications... and recovery time.


Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs) are a group of conditions that affect the organs and support structure of the female pelvic floor. Symptoms vary with type of PFDs. These are very common conditions that can affect up to 1 out of 4 women over the lifespan. Many women are too embarrassed to talk about their pelvic floor disorders or seek help from a specialist. Different women may also experience different symptoms. Symptoms typically begin gradually and progress over time.

There are three main types of pelvic floor disorders: 

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), also called dropped bladder, dropped uterus
  • Bladder Control, also called urinary incontinence (UI)
  • Bowel Control, also called accidental bowel leakage (ABL)

Our specialists evaluate and treat pelvic floor disorders including:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Genital fistulas
  • Congenital reproductive anomalies
  • Overactive bladder
  • Postpartum genitourinary dysfunction
  • Pelvic floor weakness

Diagnostic options include:

  • Urodynamic testing
  • Office Cystoscopy
  • Pelvic floor ultrasound

Non-surgical treatment options include:

  • Exercise regimens and referral to Pelvic floor Physical Therapy
  • Behavioral/ lifestyle modification
  • Vaginal devices
  • Pharmacologic therapy
  • Peripheral tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS)
  • Botox®

Surgical options include:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Robotic assisted
  • Vaginal
  • Abdominal

Our physicians and nurses believe that women should NOT have to accept these life-altering disorders as inevitable signs of aging or childbirth. We provide evaluation, education and treatment options to help women reach an informed decision about their pelvic health care.

We offer our patients a combination of extensive experience, the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment techniques and a commitment to individualized patient care. For appointments at our HartfordWest Hartford and Glastonbury offices, please call 860.972.4338.


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Meet our Pelvic Health Specialists:

Name Specialties Location
Gannon, Shanna M., PA-C 860.348.2500
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Plainville
Kershen, Richard Todd, MD 860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urogynecology
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  • West Hartford
LaSala, Christine Ann, MD, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS 860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
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Mellen, Colleen E., APRN 860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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  • Hartford
Pilzek, Anna L., MD 860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Norwich
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Steinberg, Adam C., DO, FACS, FACOG, FFPMRS 860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Tulikangas, Paul Kevin, MD, FACOG, FACS, FFPMRS 860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Tunitsky-Bitton, Elena, MD, FACOG, FFPMRS 860.972.4338
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • West Hartford
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Wilcox, Jennifer, APRN 860.972.4338
  • Urogynecology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • Norwich
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