Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Surgery: Interview with Dr. Sam Siddighi
Unfortunately, pelvic floor dysfunction is on the rise and it has bypassed the old, the woman, and the obese. In this interview with Dr. Siddighi, we will cover:
- The surgical protocol
- Reconstruction of the pelvic floor
- What to look for in a surgeon (if you wait to get to that level)
- Preventative intervention
- How mild to moderate case therapy should involve biological breathing and
- How important it is to attend to the structures supporting the actual pelvic floor vs focusing just on the pelvic floor
If you want to learn more about what you need to do in order to address your pelvic floor dysfunctions before surgery feels like your only option, reference this blog I wrote on Pelvic Floor vs Pelvic Diaphragm.Below you can find a full bio on Dr. Sam Siddighi.
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Dr. Sam Siddighi Bio:
Dr. Siddighi is the Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at Loma Linda University Health. Dr. Siddighi has been an invited speaker for numerous events around the country and has authored over 40 chapters, four books, and peer reviewed scientific articles. He has been on multiple radio shows and television and his passion and excellence have landed him a handful of awards for teaching, research, and laparoscopic surgery.
Before returning to Loma Linda, Dr. Siddighi lived in the San Francisco Bay area and received a degree in Psychology and Molecular Biology from UC Berkeley, then moved to New York City for medical school. Dr. Siddighi is a pioneer robotic surgeon and has expertise in the management of complications of pelvic surgery and treatment of prolapse by vaginal and robotic approaches.