The Pelvic Floor Center® is a highly specialized, state-of-the-art facility. It is one of the few centers of its kind in this country to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and the diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders. We are proud to have leading specialists in the areas of colon and rectal surgery, urology and urogynecology on staff to consult with you and help direct your care.
As the largest center of its type in the country, the Pelvic Floor Center® provides highly personalized care for over 2500 patients each year as well as being a leader in researching new treatment options. By establishing ourselves as a leading research center and referral site, we can offer advanced treatment options and an individualized, comprehensive treatment approach to every person we see.
For appointment information, call 651-225-7800
We offer the following services and diagnostic testing
- Anal Manometry and Sensory Testing - Measures the strength of the internal and external sphincters, coordination of the muscles of the pelvic floor, and assesses sensations in the rectum. Used to assess constipation, fecal incontinence, to rule out Hirschsprung’s and many other pelvic floor conditions.
- Cine Defecography - A test using fluoroscopy that evaluates rectal emptying and relaxation of the pelvic floor. Visualizes rectocele, enterocele, and rectal prolapse.
- Anal Ultrasound - Images sphincters and tissues surrounding the anal canal. Used to assess fecal incontinence, fistula, abscess, sphincter injury (post-delivery/surgery), and pain. Learn more.
- EMG Recruitment - Assess patient’s ability to voluntarily contract and relax the pelvic floor muscles. Used to assess relaxation of the pelvic floor in constipation.
Biofeedback Therapy - (Pelvic Floor Muscle retraining) – can treat accidental bowel leakage and urinary incontinence as well as constipation caused by non-relaxation of the pelvic floor. Sensors are used while a nurse coaches the patient to correctly exercise and relax the pelvic floor muscles.
- PNE (Peripheral Nerve Evaluation) - Determines whether sacral nerve stimulation for the control of accidental bowel leakage or lower urinary tract dysfunction is appropriate for a given patient. A temporary device is used and, if successful, surgery to implant a permanent device would be the next option.
- Urodynamics/Video Urodynamics – Bladder testing used to assess causes of urinary problems including incontinence, urgency and difficulty emptying. May be done with or without fluoroscopy.
- Interstim (Sacral Nerve Stimulation) for Urinary Incontinence - Interstim Therapy may be a treatment option for you if you suffer from accidental urinary leakage and have not had success with, or not a candidate for more conservative treatment options.
- PNE (Peripheral Nerve Evaluation) - Determines whether sacral nerve stimulation for the control of lower urinary tract dysfunction is appropriate for a given patient. A temporary device is used and, if successful, surgery to implant a permanent device would be the next option.
Rectal Ultrasound - Images the layers of the rectal wall. Used for staging of rectal tumors and also enlarged nodes. Is also used for follow-up surveillance after treatment. Advanced 3-D Ultrasound technology is also available.
Ownership - Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates is affiliated with and has an ownership interest in the Pelvic Floor Center®. Your physician may refer you to a facility or service in which we have a financial or economic interest. You have the right to choose or request a different facility.