Center for Pelvic Health
|Dr. Barry K. Jarnagin, MD, FACOG
Dr. Jennifer Tatalovich, MD
Bharati Gokale, DPT
Erin Bower, DPT
Marsha Camp, DPT
Cate Langley, DPT
Amy Hull, RNC, MSN, WHCNP
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.
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.
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
|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)|