Long Branch, N.J. – The pelvic floor is a group of muscles found in the pelvic area that controls
bowel and bladder movements. When the pelvic floor becomes weak or damaged,
pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), including bladder control problems, bowel
control problems and pelvic organ prolapse, can occur. According to the
American Urogynecologic Society, one in three women will be affected by
a pelvic floor disorder in their lifetime. However, PDFs are not a normal
part of aging and can be treated successfully.
In an effort to raise awareness about the impact of PFDs and available
treatment options, Monmouth Medical Center will host
Break Free from PFD educational lunch and learn on Wednesday, November 30 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Led by recognized expert in minimally invasive laparoscopic urogynecology
and robotic surgery, Martin P. Michalewski, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, the session
will cover PFDs and the newest treatment options.
A board-certified urogynecologist and robotic surgeon who is also a certified
subspecialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr.
Michalewski is qualified to provide consultation and comprehensive management
of women with complex benign pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders
and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Dr. Michalewski graduated from the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland,
where he also trained and worked as an attending urogynecologist. He continued
his clinical training by completing a residency at Saint Vincent Medical
Center, Sisters of Charity Health Care System in Staten Island, and a
fellowship at New York Hospital Flushing Medical Center, Queens.
This free program is open to the public and will be held at Monmouth Medical
Center’s Borden Auditorium, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long
Branch. Registration is required by calling 1.888.724.7123.