State of the Practice: Pelvic Floor

Sunday, May 1, 7:30 - 8:30 am

CME Credit Hours: 1

Evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor disorders continues to evolve.  New technology, surgical options and treatment approaches continue to yield better options and outcomes for patient.  Multidisciplinary treatment teams are now collaborating to better identify and treat pelvic floor disorders more comprehensively.  This symposium will provide an overview of how pelvic floor disorders are treated and the current surgical options.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Recognize the different surgical procedures for rectal prolapse
  2. Recognize which patients benefit from sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence
  3. Describe the management and options for patients with obstructive defecation.
  4. Describe how pelvic floor dysfunction affects sexual function.


Co-Directors: Joanne Favuzza, DO, Boston, MA
Kelly Garrett, MD, New York, NY
7:30 am               
Joanne Favuzza, DO, Boston, MA
Kelly Garrett, MD, New York, NY
7:35 am               
Rectal Prolapse: How Old is Too Old for Abdominal Rectopexy?                                                                               
James Ogilvie, Jr., MD, Grand Rapids, MI
7:50 am               
Fecal Incontinence: Is SNS for Everyone?
Klaus Matzel, MD, Erlangen, Germany
8:05 am               
Obstructive Defecation: What the Heck Can I Do? 
Rowan Collinson, MD, Auckland, New Zealand
8:20 am               
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Sexual Function
Pelin Batur, MD, Cleveland, OH
8:30 am