The Advanced Center for Pelvic Medicine is a multi-specialty medical institute founded in 1994. The Center brings together the specialties of Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. We are dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of women’s total pelvic health, pelvic floor disorders, including bladder and bowel incontinence ,general gynecology, menopause and hormonal balance, and female sexual wellness.
The primary focus of the Center is individualized, comprehensive, state-of- the-art care designed to help patients meet their own goals. We treat each patient as a partner in her medical care, and make patient education a central component of our care.
Because many urogynecological and gynecological conditions are accompanied by social discomfort or embarrassment, we emphasize sensitivity and discretion when dealing with all of our patients’ concerns
Dr. Patricia Ann Wallace is Board Certified in Gynecology and in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Mission Hospital, Director of Pelvic Health and Wellness for the Women’s and Infants Institute at Mission Hospital and a Member of the Executive Committee for Women’s and Infants Department at Mission Hospital.
Dr. Wallace is dedicated to the restoration of total pelvic health and quality of life in women. She specializes comprehensive and integrative treatment of menopause and sexual health and bio-identical hormone therapy, including BioTE pellet HRT. She has special interests in post-cancer feminine health and postpartum pelvic floor health. She is a certified yoga instructor and specifically trained in yoga for cancer recovery.
She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of urinary and anal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic conditions of the bladder, such as Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome, recurrent urinary tract infections, overactive bladder.
She is a certified Da Vinci Robotic surgeon for the minimally invasive treatment for advanced pelvic organ prolapse and a provider of InterStim sacral nerve neuromodulation for the treatment of overactive bladder and urge incontinence and fecal incontinence. She is a key opinion leader for ThermiVa- a radiofrequency treatment for pelvic and sexual wellness and Bonafide- herbal supplements for women’s wellness.
Dr. Kym Kanaly specializes in the treatment of gynecology and female sexual medicine, including decreased sex drive, arousal and orgasm problems, menopause and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Kanaly is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She obtained her undergraduate training at Stanford University in California in 1993. She obtained her medical degree at New York Medical College, Valhalla in New York in 1998. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University School of Medicine in New York in 2002. She obtained her fellowship training in Female Urology and Sexual Medicine at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles in 2003. During this time she trained with Drs. Laura and Jennifer Berman who are pioneers in the field of female sexual medicine.
Dr. Christine Horton specializes in the evaluation and treatment of urinary and anal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor dysfunction and chronic conditions of bladder such as Bladder Pain Syndrome, recurrent urinary tract infections and overactive bladder. Dr. Horton is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Horton is trained in minimally invasive surgery, including the use of the Da Vinci Robot. She is certified in the use of Interstim sacral neuromodulation for treatment of overactive bladder, as well as urinary urgency and fecal incontinence. Additional interests include a multi-modal and holistic treatment approach to pelvic pain disorders, peri-menopausal health and sexual health.
Annelise Merriner is a nationally board-certified physician assistant. She completed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She then went on to complete her graduate degree at Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, earning a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She maintains memberships with the American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as the California Academy of Physician Assistant. She has been a part of the OC pelvic wellness team for 2 years.