Urinary incontinence does not have to be a fact of life as you grow older; however, if urgency or leaks have become an embarrassing and life-altering problem over time, you are certainly not alone! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that four of every ten women aged 65 and older have urinary incontinence. Women are twice as likely to develop this condition than their adult male counterparts. As one of a select group of specialists who are board-certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology), Dr. Sanjay Gandhi at Partners in Pelvic Health Northshore Urogynecology in … Continue reading
Psychological and emotional causes that can contribute to urinary incontinence in women in Park City, IL
According to the National Association for Continence, approximately 15 million women in America deal with urinary incontinence. This is one of the more common conditions that affect women, even though it can be embarrassing. Women who experience urinary incontinence are often worried about experiencing leaks when they least expect them—especially in social and public situations. Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Park City, IL, regularly works with women who have urinary incontinence to determine the causes of their condition. In more recent studies, both urinary incontinence and stress are often linked. However, does this mean that urinary incontinence has psychological causes? Perhaps. … Continue reading
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi at Partners in Pelvic Health of Chicago, Illinois, provides women with the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of conditions that may impact their sexual health. Vulvar dystrophy is a condition that can be addressed with the help of our team. When women know the signs and symptoms of the condition, they can schedule an evaluation with our team and take the first steps in learning more about how to treat and manage this concern with the help of our experienced providers. What is vulvar dystrophy? Our team describes vulvar dystrophy as a change in … Continue reading
Do you find that you are avoiding certain physical activities because of bladder leakage? Are you embarrassed that you leak urine every time you laugh, cough, or sneeze? Have you been worried about leaking urine in certain social situations to the point where you avoid going out? If this sounds like you, it is important that you understand you are not alone! Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health in Chicago, IL is committed to ensuring women have a discreet and confidential soundboard for issues such as this. Urinary stress incontinence, or SUI, is more common than women realize, … Continue reading
Have you received a recent diagnosis of stress incontinence? Learn more with a Lake Forest area doctor
Dr. Sanjay Gandhi of Partners in Pelvic Health works directly with women daily to provide the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic issues. One diagnosis that can make female patients feel self-conscious is that of urinary stress incontinence. Urinary stress incontinence, or SUI, is a condition that causes women to experience leakage of urine during participation of certain activities or when sneezing, coughing, or laughing. This condition is common among American women, often occurring with age. However, women who have had children or who are obese may also develop urinary stress incontinence. By getting a proper diagnosis with a doctor, women … Continue reading
While women with urinary incontinence are often embarrassed about their condition, it is essential that they speak up with their medical provider. Why? Because urinary stress incontinence can be treated with the team of professionals at Partners in Pelvic Health in Park City, IL. Women struggling with bladder leakage can get a proper diagnosis with Dr. Sanjay Gandhi and his team to discuss effective treatment options. Our staff works hard to find the direct cause of the condition and speak about common treatments used to reduce or eliminate the problem. What is urinary stress incontinence? Urinary stress incontinence, sometimes referred … Continue reading
Lower abdominal pain or pain in the pelvic area is very common in women and can have several causes. When pain strikes, it can be difficult to determine why it is happening and what to do about it. Below, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, urogynecologist in Lake Forest, IL, explains common gynecological causes of lower abdominal and pelvic pain in women and the treatment options that are available. Common lower abdominal pain causes and treatments If you are experiencing pain in the area between your belly button and groin, it is likely related to one of the organs in the area. There … Continue reading
Few things can be more embarrassing than suffering from urinary incontinence. At Partners in Pelvic Health in Lake Forest, IL, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi understands how much of an effect female urinary incontinence can have on your life and offers a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment options to help you get back to your daily life without the worry of accidents or leaks. Understanding incontinence Female urinary incontinence is a complex condition that can have many different causes and manifestations. It is typically caused by an underlying physical condition or follows a dramatic change in hormones, such as pregnancy, childbirth, … Continue reading
Bladder infections can be very painful and are something that should never be ignored. If you are in Chicago, IL area, you can turn to the team at Partners in Pelvic Health when you want to get rid of a bladder infection and stop the pain. Below, we’ll look at what a bladder infection is, common symptoms, and treatment options. What is a bladder infection? If you are urinating frequently accompanied by pain, burning, or stinging, you may have a bladder infection. Bladder infections are a type of urinary tract infection and are caused by bacteria that leads to inflammation … Continue reading
Feeling confident in your own body is an important part of your overall health and well-being. People who are happy with their appearance exude a radiance that is noticed by everyone, from strangers on the street to potential employers and romantic partners. If you lead a healthy lifestyle but have been struggling with stubborn pockets of fat, then truSculpt® may be a wonderful option for you to get the contoured body you want. Below, Dr. Sanjay Gandhi, board certified physician in Lake Forest, IL, explains what truSculpt is and how it can help you get the body of your dreams. … Continue reading
Sanjay Gandhi, M.D.
Conditions affecting the female pelvis are the focus at Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology. We provide effective solutions for these problems from our offices at Park City, Woodstock, and Lake Forest in Illinois.
Partners in Pelvic Health North Shore Urogynecology
Our team is headed by Sanjay Gandhi, MD, Urogynecologist. Dr. Gandhi’s specialized education included a residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Northwestern University and a three-year urogynecology fellowship. He is among a few in the country to pass the first examination in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) of The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He also teaches healthcare students.