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Female Pelvic Medicine & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery-Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Bowel and Bladder Incontinence and Pelvic Health

About Us

At USF Health, we want to make it easy for our patients to get the care they need.

Urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor disorders are more common than you might think. More than 20 million American women experience urinary incontinence. Pelvic floor conditions are more common than hypertension, depression, or diabetes. Embarrassment and misinformation keep many women from seeking help. If you have any concerns, the health care team at USF Health can provide information on how to improve, treat and even cure your discomfort.

There is no need to suffer with loss of bladder control, bowel control, or pelvic discomfort. Most cases can be corrected with minimally invasive surgery and some conditions do not require surgery at all.

USF Health’s Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (aka Urogynecology) team are highly trained, board-certified specialists in female pelvic floor care. Our urogynecologists, imaging experts, and nurses are experienced in diagnosing and managing complex pelvic floor disorders in women of all ages. Our strong relationship with other specialists at USF Health in urology, colorectal surgery, physical therapy, and gastroenterology means your care is coordinated and seamless. 

Meet the Experts

Learn more about the USF Health Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Team, by clicking each provider below: 



Ryan Hidalgo, MD


Sara Frisco, MSN, APRN


Araba Jackson, MD

"Fellow"


Alexandra Garcia, MD

"Fellow"


Simone Fertel, MD

"Fellow"

What we Treat

Our patients have access to a full range of successful surgical and nonsurgical therapies. Your treatment plan will be personally designed to suit your needs, symptoms, and medical condition. Some of these conditions include:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (Cystocele, rectocele, enterocele)
  • Overactive bladder symptoms (urinary urgency, frequency, and urgency incontinence)
  • Urinary incontinence associated with coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercise (“stress type”)
  • Vesicovaginal fistulas (abnormal communication between bladder and vagina)
  • Rectovaginal fistulas (abnormal communication between rectum and vagina)
  • Fecal Incontinence or accidental bowel leakage
  • Complications related to vaginal mesh
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Interstitial Cystitis

For more patient information, please click the links for American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), and International Urogynecologic Association (IUGA).

For questions regarding billing and insurance, click Quick Help.

You are not alone! We are here to help.

Contact Us

To make an appointment with the USF Health Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery:

Phone: (813) 259-8500
Fax: (813) 259-8582

Locations:

Please view the multiple locations for Urogynecology here.

Patient Resources

Click here to review our Patient Resources for more information on what to expect at your first appointment, preparing for surgery and how to heal. 

Office Testing & Procedures

Review our Office Testing & Procedures here, which details the multiple procedures the USF Health Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery team preforms.


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