Conditions & Services

P
    Chronic Pain  According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, nearly 50 million American adults have significant chronic pain or severe pain.  The Spine and Pain Center at the George...
The pancreas is a pear shaped gland stretching lengthwise across the abdomen between the spine and the stomach. The pancreas has two major functions. It releases hormones into the bloodstream, most notably insulin, and also produces enzymes, which...
Pancreatitis, or inflamation of the pancreas, occurs when digestive enzymes attack the pancreas instead of breaking down food in the small intestine. Acute pancreatitis typically involves a single attack in which the pancreas becomes inflamed and...
Parkinson’s disease is a nervous system disorder that develops over time, affecting movement and gradually takes away motor abilities. People with Parkinson’s can have varied symptoms including tremors, difficulty walking, rigid limbs and a lack of...
Patient Navigators Are Here to Help Patient navigators at the GW Radiation Oncology Center work with you and your medical team to help ensure that you receive comprehensive medical care and support during the entire diagnosis and treatment process....
Chronic pelvic pain can be attributed to a variety of causes, but for some women it may be caused by varicose veins in the pelvic region, a condition known as pelvic congestion syndrome. As with varicose veins in the legs, varicose veins in the...
Pelvic Organ Prolapse When the uterus, bladder or rectum lose elasticity and descend or bulge into the vagina, women can feel pressure in the lower abdomen. Also, they actually may see something falling out of the vagina, experience urinary or fecal...
Specialists at the Pelvic Floor Center at the George Washington University Hospital can help diagnose and treat the following conditions:  Pelvic Organ Prolapse  When the uterus, bladder or rectum lose elasticity and descend or bulge into the vagina...
Uterine or Vaginal Vault Prolapse A weakening of the pelvic floor muscles and tissues that support the pelvic region causes pelvic floor disorders. The pelvis has a "hammock" or "sling" of muscles, located in the lower abdomen, that stretch across...
Pelvic floor disorders are treatable and controllable. However, successful therapy requires active patient participation both for diagnosis and therapy. The specialists at the Pelvic Floor Center at the George Washington University Hospital can...

Pages