This subspecialty of ob/gyn focuses on the health of a woman’s pelvic floor. The pelvic floor includes the system of muscles and nerves and connective tissue that support the organs in a woman’s lower abdomen and pelvis, including the bladder, digestive system, and reproductive system. These muscles and nerves can be damaged due to age, childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, or previous surgery and procedures. The damage to the pelvic floor can often be treated with surgical or other procedures to help women get back to feeling their best.
Meet Christopher Klingele, MD
Dr. Klingele started his career in medicine with an ob/gyn residency, and followed with a fellowship for urogynecology to focus on the complex surgeries and procedures that make up this subspecialty. After many years of practice in his field, Dr. Kingele is thrilled to join the medical team at OMC. “I’m excited about joining the community-based practice at OMC,” Dr. Klingele explains. “I have long standing ties with OMC, going back 20 years to moonlighting during my fellowship.” Focusing on urogynecology makes him an expert in the specific issues that can cause incontinence, prolapse, fistulas, and more.
Urogynecology Services– Dr. Christopher Klingele
Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Concerns and Treatment Options – Dr. Christopher Klingele
Talk to your primary care provider about your concerns and see if a referral to urogynecology may be appropriate. You may also call our Obstetrics and Gynecology department at 507.529.6605 or send a message to your provider through OMC’s MyChart for more information.