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 at Green Lake.
...& Healing Arts
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. Prolapse and leakage of urine are not easy topics to discuss. We provide a private, safe environment where these concerns can be voiced and heard.
Is Urogynecology a combination of Urology + Gynecology?
Yes and no:) Generally speaking, Urology concerns itself with the urinary tract- stones and cancer therein. Gynecology is "kind of" the female counterpart to Urology- concerned with the diseases of the female reproductive tract- blockages, masses, and cancer. Urogynecology focuses on the lower urinary tract- bladder and urethra- of... WOMEN! This unique and relatively new subspecialty fuses a study of the impact of the urinary tract with that of the reproductive tract (and vice versa) .and views the pelvic floor as a dynamic, fluctuating multi-scape (new word!).
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. .
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Kaiser PPO, Premera, and Cigna. Patients who are members of the following insurance plans: Humana, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Regence, and First Choice Health Plan will be expected to pay the cash rate for their visit (see rates below) and may submit a superbill t0 their insurance for 'out of network benefits',
We welcome patients from all walks of life and all corners of the world. A standard 30-minute initial consultation costs $325.00 for those not using medical insurance. This includes history, examination, and treatment plan. Consultations extending to 45 minutes cost $445 and 60 minutes cost $595. 00.
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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