Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Service.
Dr. Milena Weinstein joined the urogynecology practice - also known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - at Mass General Hospital in 2008. Previously, she was a clinician at the UCSD School of Medicine in the Department of Reproductive Biology.
Dr. Weinstein and her colleagues May Wakamatsu, MD, and Samantha Pulliam, MD, evaluate and treat patients with a host of urogynecologic-related issues including bladder control problems such as urinary incontinence, as well as pelvic organ prolapse, which can include uterine prolapse, vaginal vault prolapse, anterior vaginal wall prolapse (cystocele) and posterior vaginal wall prolapse (rectocele). The practice offers non-surgical treatment programs such as pessaries, pelvic floor physical therapy and electrical stimulation for these conditions. If the condition can not be corrected by a non-surgical approach, it may be recommended that the patient consider the most appropriate surgical approach. This could include vaginal, laparoscopic and/or robotic assisted surgery.
Dr. Weinstein is also a member of the MGH Pelvic Floor Disorders Service, a multi-disciplinary group comprised of urogynecologists, colorectal surgeons, urologists, gastroenterologists, and a physiatrist. Many patients experience problems in multiple organs, and this service is designed to address all of the problems together.
Dr. Weinstein sees patients at Mass General West in Waltham and at Mass General Hospital Boston, in Suite 4E in the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care.
Weinstein MM, Jung SA, Pretorius DH, Nager CW, Den Boer D, Mittal RK. The reliability of puborectalis muscle measurements with three-dimensional ultrasound imaging. Am J of Obstet and Gynecol. 2007 Jul;197(1):68.e1-6.
Weinstein MM, Pretorius DH, Jung SA, Nager CW, Mittal RK. Transperineal three-dimensional ultrasound imaging for detection of anatomic defects in the anal sphincter complex muscles. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Feb;7(2):205-11.
Milena Weinstein, MD, urogynecologist at the Mass General Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology says urinary incontinence or vaginal bulge can be related to pelvic floor disorders, which affect one out of three women. Learn more about the treatments available for pelvic floor disorders, from exercise to support devices to surgery.