Center for Pelvic Health

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Saint Thomas Health Services Center for Pelvic Health
Industry Healthcare
Headquarters Franklin, Tennessee
Key people
Dr. Barry K. Jarnagin, MD, FACOG
Dr. Jennifer Tatalovich, MD
Bharati Gokale, DPT
Erin Bower, DPT
Marsha Camp, DPT
Cate Langley, DPT

The Center for Pelvic Health is a specialized service line of Saint Thomas Health Services with three offices in Middle Tennessee. The center focuses on treating pelvic health and urogynecological conditions in women, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic floor disorders.

The first office, opened in 2007, is located in Franklin, Tennessee. In August 2009, the center opened a satellite office in Nashville, located on the Baptist Hospital campus. Additionally, the center has added an office location in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


In November 2007, Saint Thomas Health Services opened The Center for Pelvic Health in Franklin. The center addresses issues like pelvic pain and incontinence, conditions encountered by about 40 percent of women who have children.[1][2]

The Center for Pelvic Health is a referral center and works with patients’ primary care physicians for treatment. In addition to surgical procedures (including the use of the da Vinci Surgical System), physicians can also treat some conditions with non-invasive procedures, such as Kegel exercises.

The Center for Pelvic Health was launched when Dr. Barry Jarnagin, Dr. Jennifer Tatalovich and nurse practitioner Vanessa Hardy affiliated their practice with Saint Thomas Health Services.[3]

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A subspecialty within obstetrics and gynecology, urogynecology focuses on disorders of the female pelvic floor, such as pelvic organ prolapse (bulging out of the uterus and/or vagina), urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and constipation. Urogynecologists complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, followed by fellowship training, where they spend several years focusing only on these disorders.

Pelvic health conditions[edit]

Condition Symptoms
Urinary dysfunction Urinary Hesitancy (shy bladder), Urinary frequency, Urinary urgency, Nocturia (waking at night to urinate, Urinary Burning/Pain (Dysuria), Stress incontinence, Urge incontinence
Bowel Dysfunction Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pain before, during or after bowel movements
Endometriosis Abdominal and/or suprapubic pain, Dysmenorrhea (pain with menses), Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)
Menorrhagia Anemia, Unusually heavy menstrual bleeding
Fibroids Heavy menstrual bleeding, A mass in the pelvis, Enlarged uterus, Frequent urination, Urinary incontinence, Constipation, Rectal pressure, Infertility
Pelvic Organ Prolapse Pain during intercourse, Bulging in the pelvis
Interstitial Cystitis Urinary frequency, Urinary urgency, Nocturia (waking at night to urinate), Pelvic pain, Pressure/tenderness of the bladder and urethra, Dyspareunia (pain with intercourse)


  1. ^ "Hospitals focusing on women's health issues". Nashville City Paper. March 16, 2009. 
  2. ^ Duncan, Walker (November 3, 2008). "Two Vanderbilt docs jump to STHS". Nashville Post. 
  3. ^ "STHS Launches Center for Pelvic Health". Nashville Medical News. December 2007. 

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