About Us Center for Pelvic Medicine located in Rosemont, PA offers non-surgical approaches to Pelvic and Sexual Health for Women.
Dr. Susan Kellog-Spadt is the Director of Female Sexual Medicine Center for Pelvic Medicine.
The Center For Pelvic Medicine focuses predominantly on pelvic health. This involves treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, chronic pain and sexual issues.
The Center For Pelvic Medicine offers innovative, personalized, non-surgical approaches to Pelvic and Sexual Health for women. Our comprehensive approach includes evaluation and treatment for chronic pelvic pain and sexual issues. We work together with behavioral and physical therapists to provide care in a supportive and highly personalized environment: we’re successful because of our multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Director Dr. Susan Kellogg-Spadt
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt, PhD, CRNP, IF, FCST
is the Director of Female Sexual Medicine at the Center for Pelvic Medicine. Member of the editorial board of The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Dr. Kellogg was the former co-founder and Director of the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute in Philadelphia.
Dr. Kellogg is a nationally recognized expert in pelvic and vulvar pain and sexual dysfunction. Patients come from Philadelphia, the Tri-state area and from across the United States for her expertise. She performs direct patient care and consultative services as a vulvar specialist, sexual dysfunction clinician and therapist.
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt is Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University; Assistant Professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Clinical Associate Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University. She is a certified sexuality therapist and educator and is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Healh.
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt has authored/coauthored two books, 15 book chapters, more than 75 peer reviewed articles, and has been a featured columnist in Women’s Health Care, The Female Patient, Contemporary Sexuality, and The New York Times.
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt speaks internationally on genital health and human sexuality, and has been featured in popular venues, including: The Today Show, 20/20, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Discovery Channel and WebMD.
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Elizabeth Kusturiss MSN, CRNP
Elizabeth Kusturiss MSN, CRNP is a Nurse Practitioner in Female Sexual Medicine at the Center for Pelvic Medicine.
Ms. Kusturiss received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Delaware and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner where she obtained a Master of Science in Nursing. Ms. Kusturiss is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and has extensive education in sexual counseling. She is also certified as a Vinyasa Power Yoga instructor.
We would like you to know that we at the Center for Pelvic Medicine are dedicated to treating the sexual pain and dysfunction women suffer from post trauma. We are dedicated to working in collaboration to treat any survivors of IPV. The impact rape has on a woman’s sexuality is significant however our hope is to empower survivors of rape and provide this specialized care.
Our goal other than to promote a pain free and healthy sexuality is to educate survivors of violence on the impact a sexual trauma has on sexuality, the genital anatomy and physiology, as well acknowledge the fear that may now be associated to sexual activity. Assessing for sexual problems or pain post trauma upon discovering this aspect of a woman’s sexual history is imperative to enable these women to get this specialized care.
- It is estimated that 20 to 25% of college women are victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) by a known or unknown perpetrator.
- Rape in fact doubles a woman’s chance of developing sexual dysfunction which persists for years post assault including: fear or aversion to sex, desire and arousal problems, difficulty with orgasm, as well as painful intercourse.
- 50-95% of women who are raped develop PTSD and while the psychological ramifications may be effectively treated the physical manifestations often persist.
- It has been noted that women who have experienced assault often have pelvic floor dysfunction or a high tone in their pelvic musculature. This may be evident in complaints of irritable bowel and bladder symptoms, constipation, lower urinary tract symptoms, pain with sex, as well as chronic pelvic pain; all of which are examples of how these women may present for care post trauma.
- In the year following an assault the amount of healthcare use increases over 18%; during the second year it increases an average of 56%.
- While the physical ramifications or sexual dysfunction may not develop for years post trauma findings suggest that these symptoms may often arise relatively soon after an assault.
- Assessing for sexual problems or pain post trauma upon discovering this aspect of a woman’s sexual history is imperative to enable these women to get this specialized care.