Dr. Lake earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky. Inspired by the need for compassionate care of women after their childbearing years and her love of vaginal surgery, Dr. Lake went on to complete her postgraduate residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at UMass Memorial in Worcester, MA and sub-specialty fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at Yale School of Medicine. She is board-certified in both Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Lake considers Seattle home and enjoys paddleboarding and walking at Green Lake.
This part of the practice name is a sign and reminder of our practice philosophy: through not only medications and surgery do we heal, but through witnessing and "being with" each patient on their journey in health and life. By being a witness to each patient's symptoms- physical and emotional- we aim to acknowledge and uplift the valid, valuable experiences of human life.
Pessaries are a medical device made of silicone. When placed in the vagina, it can give relief from the vaginal bulge and pressure caused by prolapse.
An office pessary fitting appointment lasts about 30 minutes.
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Dr. Lake partners with professionals who offer the highest quality in pelvic floor physical therapy and acupuncture to create a personalized treatment plan for pelvic floor pain, prolapse, or leakage of urine or the bowels.
Cystoscopy is an office procedure used to evaluate the bladder and urethra (opening of the bladder). It requires no anesthesia and takes less than 3 minutes! Here are a few reasons a cystoscopy may be part of your evaluation:
*recurrent bladder infections (uti)
*blood in the urine
*previous sling surgery with pain or frequency
Yes. All insurances pay for these services: both office visits and surgery. .
Dr. Lake accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurance plans. Patients may use Out of network benefits if they have Humana, UnitedHealthcare, or Aetna,
Yes! Medical and surgical treatments are available! For most women, knowing that this subspecialty exists and that you are not alone is the beginning of healing and improving your quality of life.
Yes. Dr. Lake is experienced in treating those with previous surgery, mesh, or failed trials of medications.
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