Urogynecology is a specialty that treats conditions specific to women including bladder control problems, bladder frequency and urgency, bladder pain and pelvic organ prolapse (displacement of the pelvic organs) problems. Urogynecologists specialize in the organs of the pelvis including the bladder, urethra, vagina, uterus and rectum. Our goal is to solve or lessen many of the problems created by childbirth, age, disease, previous surgery or gravity.
Many women experience urinary incontinence, which is the involuntary leakage of urine, which may or may not be caused by laughing, coughing or sneezing. This problem is not limited to older women; in fact, we see patients as young as 18 and as old as 90. With proper evaluation and treatment, incontinence can be improved or completely cured. We have many non-invasive and office procedures which can cure this problem. Women should not accept incontinence as a way of life. It is not a normal part of aging.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse refer to the descent of pelvic organs such as "dropped uterus, bladder, vagina or rectum". The "dropped organ" may occur individually or in combination.
Women often live into the eighth or ninth decade, but many become less interested or less satisfied with sexual interactions. We specialize in anatomic correction, hormone management for vaginal lubrication, estrogen and testosterone replacement, arousal disorders, orgasm disorders and compatibility issues with partners.
There are many types of incontinence. It is important that the proper evaluation be made to determine the specific cause of the incontinence. The urogynecologist begins with a comprehensive pelvic examination. This evaluation may include special testing to show how the bladder responds to filling with water, coughing and bearing down. This is not painful. Before you leave our office, the physician will discuss your test results with you in clear and simple terms. We work closely with you and your doctor to develop a treatment plan and make certain that you fully understand your treatment choices.