Campaign Educates Women about Pelvic-floor Disorders

SPRINGFIELD — Mercy Medical Center will host an educational event as part of a public awareness campaign to help women impacted by pelvic-floor disorders (PFDs) and minimize any discomfort around having conversations about, and seeking treatment for, pelvic-floor disorders. The event is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Deliso Conference Center, O’Hara Room, at Mercy.

The campaign, “Break Free from PFDs,” aims to help women understand the facts about PFDs and empower them with information on how to pursue individualized solutions for improved quality of life. Pelvic-floor disorders include such common problems as urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic prolapse, bulging pelvic organs, and bladder-control issues.

Dr. Elliot Greenberg will lead the presentation. He is board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, as well as in obstetrics and gynecology, and is an area leader in minimally invasive pelvic surgery. He will be joined by Linda Potito, RN, who specializes in the treatment of PFDs in women of all ages. They are in private practice together at Baystate Ob/Gyn Group Inc. and see PFD patients in their West Springfield office (www.bogg.com).

This educational event is free and open to the public; however, registration is appreciated by visiting www.voicesforpfd.org/events or calling (413) 748-9745.