Take Charge of
Your Pelvic Health

At AdventHealth Medical Group, our unique, whole-person approach includes advanced pelvic floor therapy, surgery and more so you can feel your best, emotionally and physically.

Whether it’s from childbirth, age, straining, an injury or surgery, pelvic floor problems can feel physically painful and emotionally isolating. But conditions like urinary and fecal incontinence are more common than you might think, and they’re very treatable.  

Our multidisciplinary team includes experts from female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, urology, and pelvic floor physical therapy. We’re here to listen to your concerns, quickly and accurately diagnose your condition and provide you with the personalized treatment you need.

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We understand the stress that pelvic floor disorders can cause. That’s why we created this guide to help ease your mind and answer common questions, including:

  • What conditions does urogynecology include?
  • What are the symptoms of these conditions?
  • How do I know if I need pelvic floor rehabilitation?
  • Are there non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures to treat my condition? 
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Meet Your Team in Advanced Pelvic Care

Nathan Kow, MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. A dedicated physician and director of our Pelvic Health Program, he provides care for women with complex pelvic floor disorders via both non-surgical and surgical options, including vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic pelvic reconstructive procedures. Dr. Kow is fluent in both English and Cantonese.

Nathan Kow, MD
Medical Director, Pelvic Health Program
Urogynecologist 

Doreen Forsythe, BSN, RN, our Women’s Health Navigator, is an experienced health care advocate who can offer you guidance and support as you take charge of your gynecologic health. She provides expert clinical assistance to manage your overall care and identifies ways to speed up the process of scheduling physician appointments and procedures. Doreen is your personal advocate, creating a seamless health care experience that focuses on wellness, hospitality and convenience.

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Rest assured that you’re getting the best care, here. We’re nationally recognized for our leading-edge treatments specifically designed for women’s evolving health care needs.

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Best Women’s Care in Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando is ranked #41 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for gynecology.

Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety

AdventHealth is recognized as one of America’s highest-rated hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.

Specialized Treatments for Greater Peace of Mind

We’re here to help you feel like yourself again with leading-edge treatments from experts who put you first. Count on our team for urogynecology, colorectal and pelvic rehabilitation services designed to improve your health for a better quality of life.

When your pelvic floor muscles are too tight or too weak, they can cause incontinence (loss of bladder control) or even pain. Our board-certified physical therapists have special training in treating bowel and bladder function, pelvic pain, abdominal/organ conditions and other pelvic floor dysfunctions. They use the latest advances in rehabilitative techniques, including computerized biofeedback, and can show you strengthening and relaxation techniques you can do at home.

Our highly skilled surgeons are leaders and teachers in their fields. They provide a wide range of surgical treatments, including the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques (vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic), which reduce discomfort and shorten recovery time.

Specialized Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Advanced Pelvic Surgery

Lindsay Kissane, MD, FACOG, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and board eligible in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. A graduate of Florida State University and its medical school, Dr. Kissane completed her OB/GYN residency at NYU Winthrop Hospital in New York and her fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Kissane’s clinical interests include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence and vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas.

Lindsay Kissane, MD
Urogynecologist 

Julie Schneider, MD
Urogynecologist 

Julie Schneider, MD, is a board-certified gynecologist and urogynecologist. Dr. Schneider is the only female physician in Volusia County who is double board certified in gynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She specializes in urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, prolapse repair, pelvic floor reconstruction and rehabilitation, overactive bladder, lichen sclerosus and vulvodynia. Dr. Schneider is also a certified instructor for the treatment of urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, urinary retention and fecal incontinence, using Medtronic therapy.

#1 Hospital in Greater Orlando

AdventHealth Orlando is recognized as the #1 hospital in Greater Orlando by U.S. News & World Report.

Whether you’re concerned about your pelvic health or seeking a specific treatment, our care coordinators are here to guide and support you. Our team will reply to your appointment request within 48 hours.

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We offer physical therapy, medication and minimally invasive surgical techniques (vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic) to address:

  • Frequent or urgent urination
  • Leaking urine when laughing or coughing
  • Painful urination
  • Pressure and pain in your vagina, bladder or rectum
  • Vaginal bulging

For more complex conditions, our experts offer advanced treatment and surgery for:

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

Expert Care for 
Common Conditions