IC Kentucky

The Pelvic Pain Regional Specialty Center, PLLC is a one-of-a-kind world renowned Women’s Health facility dedicated exclusively to the evaluation, treatment, and management of Chronic Pelvic Pain and related conditions.  At our unique State-of-the-Art Center, we offer the most advanced compassionate multi-disciplinary approaches to treat women from all over the country who suffer from:

  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Intercourse Pain (Vaginismus, Dyspareunia, Pain during Sex)
  • Vulvodynia and Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Pelvic Pain and/or Vaginal Pain
  • Bladder Pain and/or Urinary Frequency/Urgency
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

At the Pelvic Pain Regional Specialty Center, we get phone calls every day from women across the nation who suffer from the symptoms and conditions we treat.  These women are seeking the latest diagnostic and treatment options available.  Many have seen multiple physicians who they feel have not totally grasped the complexity of their problems and have not found a way to effectively manage their symptoms.  We see many women (and their partners) who feel frustrated, depressed, exasperated, and even hopeless -- starting to believe that they may never feel “normal” again.  It is not unusual for our patients to have been told previously that there is little/nothing wrong with them, that there‘s nothing more that can be done, that they “just need to live with it”, or even that the pain is “all in their heads”…but these women know better.   They are seeking validation and a better understanding of what is going on with their bodies so they can feel better and get on with their lives.  They want effective treatment so they can go back to being the wives, Moms, lovers, successful career women -- vital human beings -- that they know they can be.  We are here for these women to help them get their lives back.  Perhaps we can be here for you too.

While each woman’s story is unique, perhaps the most common symptom our patients come to us experiencing is pain during sex.  Many women we see are surprised to learn that they are suffering from multiple conditions that are interrelated rather than a single cause of their pain…which often explains, in part, why previous attempts to address their symptoms have failed.  Research in this emerging “subspecialty” clearly indicates that in order for a woman to achieve significant resolution of Pelvic Pain, all underlying issues must be addressed in a coordinated integrated manner.  Particularly if the pain has been present for 3 months or more (or years, as often is the case), nerves and muscles may be involved and appropriate therapies that impact them will be a critical part of successful treatment. 

We specialize in this day in and day out.  We have seen literally thousands of women living with these symptoms and conditions and we are pleased to report that the vast majority experience significant resolution of their symptoms under treatment at the Pelvic Pain Regional Specialty Center.  What we most often hear from the women we see is “I just wish I had found you sooner!”.

What Makes Us Different?

On your very first visit to the Pelvic Pain Regional Specialty Center, you’ll sit down woman-to-woman with a specially trained practitioner who will become your partner in helping you feel better.  Because these syndromes can involve multiple causes and organ systems, our highly-trained Staff will be evaluating parts of your body in addition to your reproductive system.  You’ll notice that our assessment process will be unusually thorough and comprehensive as we work with you to pinpoint the source(s) of your pain or other symptoms.  We will work together to design an effective Treatment Plan just for you -- providing you with access to the very newest protocols and the most advanced treatment techniques available.

For more information, please download the following brochures:

Chronic Pelvic Pain Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

They must be viewed with Adobe’s free Acrobate Reader which can be downloaded here.

Am I A Good Candidate For Treatment At The Pelvic Pain Center?

  • Do you have intercourse pain?  Have you been told that you may have Vaginsmus? 
    Dyspareunia?  Female Sexual Dysfunction?  Are you eager for your pain during sex
    to be relieved?

  • Are you concerned you might have Endometriosis?  Or have you already been
    diagnosed with Endometriosis and received Endometriosis treatment?  Are you
    seeking the most advanced treatment for Endometriosis (or Endometriosis
    treatments) available?  Have you been looking for a recognized Endometriosis
    specialist either for diagnostic confirmation, Endometriosis treatment, or a second
    opinion so you can make sure you’re on the right track and are choosing from all
    Endometriosis treatments currently available to you?  Have you been
    seeking a highly respected and experienced Endometriosis surgeon?

  • Do you suspect you have Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or have you already been
    diagnosed?  Are you currently receiving treatments for Interstitial Cystitis and
    believe you might benefit from the care of a renowned Center that specializes 
    in IC and can be your partner now and in years to come, providing you with the
    most advanced treatments for Interstitial Cystitis available? 

  • Have you been told you have Vulvodynia or Vulvar Vestibulitis?  Are you looking
    for the newest and most effective evaluation and treatment options available
    anywhere in the country?

  • Do you suffer from Pelvic Pain?  Is your Pelvic Pain chronic?  Have you been
    hoping to find a medical facility that focuses on evaluating and treating Pelvic
    Pain in women?  Have you been told you have Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome?  Is
    Chronic Pelvic Pain having a negative impact on your life?

  • Do you suffer from Vaginal Pain? 

  • Do you suffer from Bladder Pain?  Do you experience Urinary Frequency or

  • Have you been told you have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?  Have you been referred for
    pelvic floor therapy only to find that it makes matters worse, hurts too much to go
    through, or that your symptoms from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction have not improved as
    much as you hoped for?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are an excellent candidate for evaluation and treatment at the Pelvic Pain Regional Specialty Center, PLLC.  If you answered yes to questions in more than one category, we strongly encourage you to seek treatment as quickly as possible; many of these conditions and symptoms are progressive and it is important you obtain specialist intervention in order to get ahead of the curve.

Women are encouraged to call (502) 899-3009 to schedule an evaluation at the Pelvic Pain Regional Specialty Center, PLLC.  In most cases, insurance even covers the cost.  We’re dedicated to improving the quality of life for women and look forward to helping you feel better!

If you live more than 6 hours outside of the Louisville, Kentucky area, please click here to learn about our special program for out-of-town patients.

Some Words from our Founding Medical Director

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

“Throughout my 25 years of practicing Gynecology and Obstetrics, I have seen thousands of women suffering with recurrent, persistent, or chronic pelvic pain.  Until very recently, there were few sources of information and limited treatment options available for these unfortunate women; often they searched unsuccessfully from doctor to doctor seeking help.

Thankfully, learning in this specialized area of gynecology is expanding rapidly, and new approaches to diagnosis and treatment have now been identified.  I have had the privilege of traveling and studying with leading physicians nationally within this exciting field.  I am thrilled to be able to bring the most up-to-date knowledge, integrated practice principles, and highest quality of care to the women of this Region and beyond.”

     Robert L. McQuady, M.D.
     Founding Medical Director and Board-Certified Gynecologist
     Pelvic Pain Regional Specialty Center, PLLC
     Louisville, Kentucky

To read an article about Pelvic Pain published by Dr. McQuady, you’ll want to download this article written for Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine:

                 Pelvic Pain

Again, if you are suffering from Chronic Pelvic Pain, we encourage you to call the Pelvic Pain Regional Specialty Center, PLLC at (502) 899-3009 in Louisville, KY to schedule an evaluation.

Links: International Pelvic Pain Society | National Vulvodynia Association | Endometriosis Association | American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists | Greater Louisville Medical Society | Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons | Interstitial Cystitis Association | Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare | Norton Healthcare | Humana, Inc. | Anthem | United Healthcare | Aetna | Baptist Hospital East
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