Pelvic Floor Centre
We aim to provide rapid access specialist clinics and diagnostics with excellent quality of patient care.
Pelvic Floor conditions treated include:
Chronic ConstipationChronic constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer. Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week.
Difficult EvacuationDifficult evacuation is defined by two or more of the following symptoms at least 25% of the time: straining, lumpy or hard stools, sensation of incomplete evacuation, sensation of anorectal obstruction or blockage, and manual maneuvers to promote defecation.
Faecal and/or Urinary IncontinenceFecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing unexpected stool (feces) leakage. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. These are extremely common problems and there are many highly successful treatment options available.
Pelvic Organ ProlapseUterine, vaginal, bladder or rectal prolapse.
EndometriosisAn often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (the endometrium) grows outside your uterus.
Pelvic PainThere are many potential causes which can be determined and treated.
Bladder DysfunctionBladder dysfunction refers to problems with urination.
About Beacon Hospital's Pelvic Floor Centre:
Our Pelvic Floor Centre is designed to provide patients with a detailed consultation with a specialist followed by thorough investigation and assessment to highest standards based on international guidelines. Each patient’s case is subsequently discussed at one of the centre’s pelvic floor MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) meetings where investigations are reviewed by a group of Consultants and specialists and recommendations made based on consensus opinion from our group.
The Pelvic Floor Centre is established and lead by Mr R. Kalbassi, Consultant Colorectal surgeon at Beacon Hospital. Beacon Hospital has the latest and most technologically advanced diagnostics in Ireland. The endoscopy service at Beacon Hospital is internationally accredited by JCI and JAG and is staffed with internationally accredited endoscopy Consultants.
We are one of the only centres in Ireland that provide Robotic pelvic reconstructive surgery including prolapse surgery.
- Specialist Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
- Pelvic floor surgery including minimally invasive and Robotic pelvic floor reconstructive surgery
- Prolapse surgery
- Pelvic floor repair
- Sphincter repair
- Rectal irrigation
- Psychological support