Thursday, August 8, 2013

Dr. Cynthia Brincat, a Gynecologic surgeon, with WJOL radio

Loyola gynecologic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Brincat sat down with WJOL radio and talked about her team, how she cares for her patients and why she's returned to work at LUHS. 

Her field, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, treats birth injuries, incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse. She says tears and other birth injuries are much more common than many people think and new mothers often don't do anything to get help for themselves.

Looking to the future, Dr. Brincat discussed new research into predictors and preventive measures for birth injuries. In terms of prevention, she said core body strength, Pilates exercises and Kegels can help a pregnant woman avoid having a tear or injury during childbirth.

Cynthia Brincat, MD, PhD, a specialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, discusses the multidisciplinary approach at Loyola University Health System. She treats birth injuries, incontinence, pelvic pain, prolapse and other conditions.


About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.