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Women’s Pelvic Health

Our Program

Women's Pelvic Health at the University of Illinois offers a single center where women can receive coordinated, compassionate and comprehensive care from a multi-disciplinary team. In a patient-friendly atmosphere, we treat everything from the common to the most complex conditions using basic therapies, as well as advanced technologies.

We keep abreast of advances in medical therapies and surgical techniques to offer you a full range of options for dealing with your pelvic health issues to help you improve your quality of life. We partner with you to help you make the best health decisions so that you can live your best life.

Pelvic health disorders are some of the most common, yet least discussed, problems among women and men today. The term "pelvic floor" refers to the group of muscles that support the opening of the pelvis. These muscles and their surrounding connective tissues keep pelvic organs functioning correctly by holding them in place. When these muscles or connective tissues weaken or become injured, a pelvic floor disorder can result.

Pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary or fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, can be embarrassing and can sometimes make women hesitant to get care. Our Team understands how stressful these conditions can be, and offers empathic, comprehensive, and personalized care to help you get the care you need.

Our Services

We provide care for a full range of conditions that involve the pelvic-floor and lower-urinary tract, including the following:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Severe/chronic constipation
  • Endometriosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Painful bladder or interstitial cystitis
  • Prolapse (uterine, bladder or vaginal)
  • Surgical Complications
  • Treatment Failures

Treatment options may include:

  • Diet and behavior modification
  • Pelvic-floor exercises
  • Therapeutic procedures (e.g., trigger point injections)
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Surgery (including minimally invasive and robotic approaches)

Our Team

The University of Illinois Women's Pelvic Health Team Pelvic offers a multispecialty, comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating a wide range of pelvic health problems in women of all ages. Our experienced and knowledgeable team works closely together in a coordinated effort to provide outstanding care.

Our team of urogynecologists, gynecologists, nurses and medical assistants collaborate and develop care plans for patients of all ages, from those with minor issues to individuals suffering from complex conditions requiring advanced surgery and care.

Our Physicians:

Dr. William Kobak
Dr. Sondra Summers

Dr. Jessica Shepherd


Please call us at 312.996.3448 and speak with our friendly and multilingual staff to make an appointment