Specialists in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Too many women suffer silently from pelvic floor problems such as vaginal and uterine prolapse, the accidental leakage of urine or stool, or the need to always be near a bathroom. At The Woman’s Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery, we are dedicated to restoring a woman’s independence, dignity, and quality of life. As specialists trained in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Ryan Stratford and Dr. Kelly Kantartzis conduct comprehensive, scientific, and individualized evaluations for various pelvic floor symptoms. We offer a personalized, multidimensional treatment approach that includes minimally invasive reconstructive surgery, bowel and bladder retraining, specialized pelvic floor physical therapy, biofeedback, medications, neuromodulation, Botox injections, and more
Years In Practice13
1999-2003 The Pennsylvania State University BS, 5/2003 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology University Park, PA Graduate:
2003-2007 University of Pittsburgh MD, 5/2007 School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
2011-2014 University of Pittsburgh MS, 5/2014 Masters in Clinical Research Pittsburgh, PA
2007-2011 Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency 6/2011 Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA G. Gosman, MD, residency director
2011-2014 Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 6/2014 Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA P. Moalli, MD, PhD, fellowship director
AffiliationsBanner Desert Medical Center Scottsdale Healthcare - Osborn
Office StaffOur staff are the most friendly, caring and compassionate about their work and the care of our patients.
ServicesUrogynecologists are trained to treat women suffering from all types of pelvic disorders, such as incontinence, uterine disorders or sexual dysfunction, among others. Dr. Kantartzis is trained in both surgical and non-surgical treatments for women suffering from these conditions, and can help restore the quality of life in patients. Conditions treated by a urogynecologist will often be extremely personal, or potentially embarrassing, for patients.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy PFD is often undertreated because women delay seeking treatment for reasons such as embarrassment, not knowing that effective treatment exists, not knowing where to turn for help, or believe it is a natural part of aging. At The Woman’s Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery, we are committed to advancing treatment options with a team centered approach.
Women with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) benefit from pelvic floor therapy and rehabilitation. Pelvic floor therapy and rehabilitation is a non-surgical approach to improving the function and strength of the pelvic floor muscles. Advancements in technology allow for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of PFD. Types of PFD commonly treated with non-surgical intervention include:
Pelvic floor therapy and rehabilitation for PFD is well supported by research and is validated by positive patient outcomes. Additional ServicesUrogynecology
Dr. Kantarsis was the first doctor I’ve felt truly comfortable taking to about health issues. Her professionalism, expertise, ability to explain and make me feel like a valued patient was beyond what I’ve ever experienced. Her office was so inviting and the equipment was state of the art. Her staff were all so friendly and made the new patient process painless. I felt so confident of my decision to have surgery by Dr Kantarsis when I walked out of her office. I can’t recommend her enough.
I heard about Dr Kantarsis from a co-worker who had a cystocele and rectocele repair done by Dr. K and she is so glad she did! I am having the same issues and ,because of my co-workers recommendation, I went for my consultation and exam and found the office staff to be friendly and kind, which eased my fears, and Dr Kantarsis was equally kind and made it easy to talk about my delicate matters without embarrassment. The staff and office were xtremely efficient and I was in and out within 45 min or less.
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