For appointment information, call 651-225-7800
We offer the following services and diagnostic testing
Diagnostic Evaluation Only:
You will undergo the recommended tests under the care of the Pelvic Floor Center® staff. After testing is complete, results will be forwarded to your referring physician who will then review your results with you and discuss your treatment options. Please understand that your results will not be available at the time of your testing, as they must be reviewed by a physician for interpretation.
Diagnostic Evaluation and Consultation
Anorectal Physiology 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.
- 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 or Physical Therapist 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.
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.
New patients must complete the necessary paperwork prior to their first visit using the online patient portal.
If you choose to complete the necessary paperwork in the office, you must arrive 20 minutes early. If the paperwork delays your appointment start time, we may need to see other patients before you.
If necessary, it is acceptable to print the Release of Information form and fill it out prior to arriving at the office
If a patient arrives late or does not have their paperwork completed at the scheduled appointment time, the appointment may be rescheduled. This is to ensure that the patients who arrive on time do not experience delayed waits to see their provider. If you arrive late, you may be given the option to wait to be seen at the end of the provider's clinic or you may be asked to reschedule. If you choose to wait, we will try to minimize your wait time as best as possible, however we need to provide timely care to our other patients as well.