What is Urogynecology?
Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery, also referred to as Urogynecology, is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on women’s pelvic floor disorders. These disorders commonly include pelvic organ prolapse (dropping of the uterus, vagina, bladder, or rectum), overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, fistulas, painful bladder, sexual dysfunction including painful sex, fecal incontinence, and related voiding and bowel dysfunction.
Why should I see a Urogynecologist?
As all women complete their reproductive cycles of childbearing, menopausal hormonal fluctuations and, of course normal aging, it is common to experience changes that result in troublesome symptoms. These symptoms may present as increasing pelvic pressure, bulging, decreased sexual sensation, painful sex, urinary leakage, or problems with bowels. However, it is not part of the normal aging process for any women to live with these symptoms. A pelvic reconstructive surgeon is the only specialist who has advanced training and skills to comprehensively evaluate, diagnose, and treat women with these pelvic floor disorders. A urogynecologist completed a 4 year residency in OBGYN. They must then complete an additional fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery where they dedicate themselves to these complex pelvic floor disorders. Many gynecologists claim that they practice urogynecology, but an informed patient should inquire about their specific training, demonstrated expertise, volume of procedures and clinical outcomes. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of pelvic fullness, pressure, urinary or bowel leakage, or sexual pain, please talk to your doctor about a referral to our Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness. Come speak with us and learn about ways surgically and non-surgically to improve your quality of life by treating your pelvic floor concerns.
Urogynecology Conditions We Treat
Our Expertise, Your Solution
Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
Complications Related to Gynecologic / Vaginal Mesh Surgery