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 with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, 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 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.