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Center for Pelvic Health


The Center for Pelvic Health at Griffin Hospital is one of the few centers of its kind in the country to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and the diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Disorders. Our team includes specialist in urology, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, radiology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, physical therapy and nursing.

Together our specialists provide a full range of coordinated and therapeutic services, delivered in a holistic, caring manner. You’ll receive care in a relaxed, private environment dedicated to addressing your pelvic floor needs and ensuring respect, dignity and sensitivity during all phases of your treatment.

Meet Center for Pelvic Health Director Dr. Grace Biggs

Grace Biggs, MD, is Griffin's Director of Pelvic Health and practices all aspects of urology, with a particular focus on female urology including pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence issues, overactive bladder, non-invasive surgery, robotic surgery, and reconstructive pelvic surgery.

Hear from our patients:

  • I was very impressed by Dr. Biggs. She is well educated, understanding, and explained everything in detail. Her knowledge with regard to my medical situation created a level of comfort and trust I would recommend her highly to any person especially one seeking a competent understanding female doctor. Kathleen Derby, CT
  • Unlike other doctors whose practices have been bought out by Yale New Haven Hospital, Griffin Faculty Physicians take time to talk with their patients, listen to their questions and concerns and do not rush the patients. They and their entire staffs are wonderful. Have left all of our physicians who practices have been take over by Yale New Haven. Going to them became a horrible experience once they were bought out by Yale New Haven Hospital and their charges more than doubled or tripled. Outrageous! Susan Orange, CT
  • My overall experience was excellent from the minute I walked in the door. Despite a negative MRI (following a concerning ultrasound) conducted prior to my appointment with Dr. Biggs, I was still really concerned about my health. She was amazingly reassuring and conducted a thorough examination. I was extremely pleased with her demeanor (friendly yet professional) and her attention to me and my concerns. Sharon Hamden, CT
  • I was a new patient for Dr. Biggs and she was outstanding. Kind, caring, welcoming, informative, professional and went out of her way to make me feel respected and comfortable. I love everything about this practice and I am never disappointed by the care I receive - always top notch care in a very welcoming and professional environment. Catherine Derby, CT


Do you have any of these symptoms?

  1. Do you wake up to go to the bathroom?
  2. Do you leak urine unexpectedly?
  3. Does urine loss occur during coughing, sneezing, laughing, bending or lifting?
  4. Do you occasionally have leakage of stool while passing gas?

If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, you may have urinary or bowel incontinence.

Pelvic Floor disorders are common in men and women, but many times the person is reluctant to seek medical attention due to embarrassment, the feeling that nothing can be done or that it is a normal part of life. At the Center for Pelvic Health at Griffin Hospital, we want you to know you are not alone and you do not have to live with these problems. We are here to help.


Female conditions such as:

  • Vaginal dryness and rejuvenation
  • Labia plastomy
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
  • Urethral bulking


Male conditions like:

  • Enlarged prostate
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Sexual disfunction
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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The Center for Pelvic Health at Griffin Hospital specializes in diagnosing and treating pelvic health problems, allowing you to get back to living and enjoying life. Don't suffer or wonder another day. Diagnosis begins with a complete assessment of your situation and current function. Proper diagnosis is critical to ensuring that your every need is identified and addressed by our highly-trained staff.

Below is a list of pelvic floor health conditions routinely assessed, diagnosed and treated at The Center for Pelvic Health at Griffin Hospital.

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urgency
  • Overactive bladder
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Urinary retention and other voiding dysfunction
  • Bowel leakage / fecal or gas incontinence
  • Chronic constipation
  • Obstructive defecation
  • Pelvic organ prolapsed
  • Pelvic pain (vaginismus, Vulvodynia, Dyspareunia, proctalgia fugax, coccydynia)
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction following child birth, surgeries, bariatric surgery, cancer related treatments

If you suffer from one or more of these pelvic health issues, it is important to know that you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Health:

  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men experience episodes of urinary incontinence.
  • Between 1 and 3 women out of 1,000 report a loss of bowel control at least once a month.

Despite this prevalence of pelvic floor disorders, many times the person is reluctant to seek medical attention due to embarrassment, the feeling that nothing can be done or that it is a normal part of life. Many times, that is not the case, you do not simply have to live with it. Our highly trained team of professionals can help. Take back control today.

  • Your physician can refer you to the Center or you can schedule an appointment directly by calling 203.732.7202. A nurse coordinator will discuss your past medical history, symptoms, medications, diet and any treatments you have tried.
  • You may be referred to one of our physicians for potential diagnostic testing.
  • Depending upon your diagnosis, you may receive physical therapy, changes to your diet and/or medication.
  • Surgical procedures will not be considered until all other therapies are tested. However, should you need a surgical procedure, you've come to the right place.


Griffin Hospital’s Center for Pelvic Health provides patients with comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of bladder & bowel control issues.

Dr. Grace Biggs serves as the Center’s Medical Director, working with a coordinated team of highly-trained professionals to ensure the most efficient diagnosis and effective treatment plan to meet each patient’s individualized needs.

Joseph Camilleri, M.D., Griffin Faculty Physicians - Urology
John Aversa, D.O., Ciardiello, Bonadies, & Aversa Surgical Group PC
Arnold Rivera, M.D., Southern Connecticut Urology Associates
Harold Schwartz, M.D., Gastroenterology Specialists

Critical members of the Pelvic Health team also include members from our Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Department:

Nancy Corvigno, MSPT, PRPC
Jennifer Passoni, DPT

As specialists in Pelvic Health disorders, Griffin Hospital offers our patients specially trained Physical Therapists who provide treatment both before and after pelvic health surgery. Griffin Hospital's Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Program is a leader in the state of Connecticut. This specialty program was established to address urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation and pelvic floor pain & tention issues in both women and men and will help you regain control and decrease your pain. This department works in conjunction with the Pelvic Health Center here at Griffin. Learn more about the Pelvic Health Physical Therapy program here

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You can get your life back and we can help. Learn more or schedule a personal consultation.

Call The Center for Pelvic Health at (203) 732-2651.

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