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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - Inspira Health Network launches comprehensive Pelvic Health Program
MULLICA HILL, NJ (May 20, 2015) – With the growing number of women and men impacted by pelvic health conditions each year, Inspira Health Network has launched a Pelvic Health Program that offers comprehensive and individualized care for people suffering with pelvic disorders. The program, based in Mullica Hill, brings together specialists in urogynecology, colon and rectal surgery, and pelvic physical therapists all under one roof.

“With a clear goal of helping people in our community identify and seek help for pelvic disorders causing them daily pain, discomfort, inconvenience and embarrassment, we have brought together nationally recognized and experienced physicians and specialists to help people find a solution to these conditions often mistakenly thought to be a natural part of aging,” said Michelle Marshall, assistant vice president of Oncology and Women’s Services at Inspira Health Network.

Based at Inspira Health Center Mullica Hill Commons, Inspira’s Pelvic Health Program is led by Gary Mirone, D.O., a fellowship-trained urogynecologist who is double board-certified, and Peter Senatore Jr., M.D., a double board-certified, colon and rectal surgeon. Physical therapists, specially trained in treating pelvic floor disorders, are also an integral part of the treatment team.

Both men and women can suffer from pelvic floor or anorectal disorders. These disorders can be caused by other medical conditions, illness or injury. For women, childbirth, menopause, strenuous athletics and hysterectomy are also common causes of pelvic health conditions. The National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) estimates that at least one-third of all women (about 35 million) will be treated for a pelvic health condition by the age of 60 – and even more women silently suffer without diagnoses, according to their latest report which was released in 2007.  

Inspira’s Pelvic Health team provides surgical and non-surgical treatments for a wide range of pelvic disorders that can affect people of all ages, including urinary and fecal incontinence, painful intercourse, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, interstitial cystitis, painful bowel movements, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, inflammatory bowel disease, and more.

For more information about pelvic health disorders and treatments available at Inspira, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org/pelvichealth.

About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,500 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, call 1-800-INSPIRA.