We invite you to submit the names of physicians, physical therapists, psychologists and other professionals you found that helpful in treating your CAPPS. We will not be posting these names on our website, but will be happy to provide a referral by phone or email to those who inquire.

There will not be a published list available. It is up to the patient to determine if the referred professional meets individual treatment requirements and skill sets or to do background checks.

ISCAPPS does not endorse any of the professional it may provide as a referral, nor does ISCAPPS substantiate the validity of the professional's knowledge and skill set regarding CAPPS.

Please send your referrals to: david.wiseman@adhesions.org

Professional Organizations with Referral Information

The web sites of the following organizations provide lists of doctors and other medical practitioners who may be able to help with Adhesions, ARD, CAPPS, Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis etc. Please be sure to read the disclaimers on each of these sites. Note that many of these organizations have international members.

Please see our Info & Resources page for patient-oriented organizations catering for specific conditions as many of them will provide some sort of referral list.

* International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)
IPPS has a searchable database of its members who are gynecologists, urologists, urogynecologists, physical therapists, neurologists, psychologists, pain management specialists and others interested in pelvic pain and related conditions.

* Doctors for Pain.com
This site has as a searchable database of pain specialists who may be able to help with chronic pain in general.

* AAGL – American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
This site has a searchable database of its members many of whom are experienced in the treatment of patients with adhesions, endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain, and increasingly Interstitial Cystitis.

Often these surgeons work with general surgeons on complex cases involving bowel obstruction and it is worth contacting an AAGL member near you to get a referral to a General Surgeon who may help with adhesion-related bowel obstruction.

* AUGS - American Urogynecologic Society
This site has a searchable database of its members of who will be experienced in Interstitial Cystitis and bladder issues, and, increasingly, Chronic Pelvic Pain

* ASRM - American Society for Reproductive Medicine (formerly American Fertility Society)  This site has a searchable database of its members. Surgeons performing infertility surgery were at the forefront of the development of today's adhesion barriers.

* ACOG – American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
This site has a searchable database of its members. 

* ACS – American College of Surgeons
Probably the oldest and largest surgical organization in the USA. Its members are referred to as “Fellows”.

* SLS – Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
This site has a searchable database of its members.

* SAGES - Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
This site has a searchable database of its members. 

* Endozone has a database of featured providers of surgeons knowledgeable about Endometriosis. They will likely be knowledgeable about other CAPPS conditions.

* Womens Health Section of the PTA has a dedicated site for Physical Therapists trained in women's health and pelvic floor. You can also visit the main site of the American Physical Therapy Association here.

* The International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women's Health is an organization made up of World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) member countries' special interest groups in Women's Health.

* The Barral Institute trains and certifies therapists in a technique known as Visceral Manipulation, used by many physical and manual therapists to treat pelvic pain and related pelvic floor disorders.

* The International Association of Healthcare Practitioners has a searchable database of practitioners of a number of manipulation techniques, including Barral, Upledger, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy.