We offer expertise, advanced technology, and the latest treatments for urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, and fecal incontinence, led by urogynecological specialist, Dr. Donna Mazloomdoost.
Meet Dr. Donna Mazloomdoost
"The most common misconception I hear is that these conditions are a normal part of aging that women need to accept. While in a sense pelvic floor disorders can be considered 'normal' because they are common, it does not mean that a woman needs to suffer."
After graduating first in her class at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Mazloomdoost completed medical school at Emory University. She then pursued an OB-GYN residency and a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology).
Dr. Mazloomdoost has authored numerous publications regarding the latest and best urogynecology care and treatments and participates in nationally recognized and NIH-funded research. She sits on the Research Council of the American Urogynecological Society (AUGS) and the Pelvic Anatomy Committee of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS).
Comprehensive Care & Treatment
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine -- urinating when you do not want to. Urinary incontinence is a much more common problem than most people realize.
Overactive bladder happens mostly in women but may occur in men. The urge to urinate may be difficult to control and lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence). It may be embarrassing or limit activity.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when a pelvic organ such as your bladder drops (prolapses) from its normal place in your lower belly and pushes against the walls of your vagina. This can happen when the muscles that hold your pelvic organs in place get weak or stretched from childbirth or surgery, genetic reasons, or unknown reasons.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Nerve damage from childbirth, constant straining during bowel movements, spinal cord injury, stroke, genetic reasons, or unknown reasons can cause fecal incontinence.
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Other pelvic floor conditions we treat
Chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections of the urinary tract that either don't respond to treatment or keep recurring.
A fistula is a hole between the vagina and rectum or bladder that is typically caused by prolonged obstructed labor, radiation, cancer, trauma, previous surgery, or unknown causes. A fistula may cause incontinence of urine or feces or both.
Dyspareunia is persistent or recurrent pain that occurs just before, during, or after intercourse. Dyspareunia is the medical term for painful intercourse.
Vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful, but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms.
A urethral diverticula is a pocket or pouch that forms along the urethra. Because of its location, it can be filled with urine and lead to urinary tract infections (UTI), a painful vaginal mass, and ongoing pelvic pain.
Interstitial cystitis, also known as painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition that can cause bladder pain, bladder pressure, and pelvic pain. The pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe.
Vaginal cysts are closed pockets of air, fluid, or pus located on or under the vaginal lining, and they can be caused by injury during childbirth, fluid buildup in glands, benign tumors within the vagina, genetic reasons, or unknown reasons.
Welcome New Patients
During your first visit, we will review your health history and discuss any questions you have about your health.
For a shorter time in the waiting room, please complete your health history in our PATIENT PORTAL before your first visit. After you have booked your first appointment, login to the portal, and then click into your appointment. You will find a link to any forms that can be completed online.
- Altius (Coventry Health Care)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health (Coventry Health Care)
- Health Net
- Johns Hopkins Employer Health Programs
- Multiplan PHCS
- Multiplan, Inc.
- Priority Partners
- UnitedHealthcare (except United Community Care Plan)
The insurance plans we participate with change regularly. Please call our office if you don't see your insurance carrier listed.
Not on one of our accepted insurances or prefer to self-pay? Pay a $200 service fee on the day of your appointment.
If you and your doctor decide that a minimally invasive surgical treatment is best, your procedure can be done in Advantia Health's state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. Our outpatient surgery center offers opportunity to:
- Recuperate in the comfort of your home, with family and friends.
- Save the high costs of hospitalization and return to work sooner.
- Receive care using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that have earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation.
- Receive patient and family centered care.
We offer patients secure online access to a Patient Portal, which enables you to safely and easily:
- Book new appointments and manage upcoming appointments
- View lab and test results
- Pay bills and view billing history
- Request prescription refills
- Complete and update medical forms
- Update your profile and contact information
- Contact your doctor about non-urgent medical questions
Contact & Location
Phone & Fax
Book your next consultation or follow-up appointment online using the Patient Portal:
Phone: (301) 273-6631
Fax: (301) 681-2618
We understand that cancellations happen. If you need to cancel an appointment, please contact our office 24 hours before your appointment. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours of notice may be subject to a $35 cancellation fee.
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
1400 Forest Glen Rd, Suite 500
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Metro: Forest Glen
Parking: FREE (we validate)
Located in the Physician Office Building next to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland.