Services & Testing

As the largest center of its type in the country, the Pelvic Floor Center® provides highly personalized care for over 2,500 patients each year as well as being a leader in researching new treatment options. By establishing ourselves as a leading research center and referral site, we can offer advanced treatment options and an individualized, comprehensive treatment approach to every person we see.

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.


Interstim (Sacral Nerve Stimulation) for Accidental Bowel Leakage - Learn more here

  • 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.

Late Policy

New patients must complete the necessary paperwork prior to their first visit using the online patient portal. If the paperwork delays your appointment start time, your appointment might be canceled at the discretion of the provider.

If a patient arrives past their scheduled time and/or do not have their paperwork completed, their appointment might be canceled at the discretion of the provider.  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 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.