Urogynecology is an advanced subfield of gynecology. Our physicians can offer this specialty to you for the treatment of urinary stress incontinence and pelvic prolapse. Our goal is to help you understand your condition and recognize the symptoms, then match you with the treatment that best suits your condition, comfort level and lifestyle.
Urinary incontinence is urine leakage and loss of bladder control that 30-40% of American women suffer from. Treatment depends on the severity of your problem and the underlying cause, which will be determined by your provider.
A procedure done within our office and performed by one of our qualified nurses to evaluate the sensory and mechanical responses of your bladder. It is an important test to determine the exact nature and cause of your urinary symptoms.
Conservative Treatment Options
Conservative treatment options could include bladder training, fluid and diet management, pelvic floor muscle exercises and/or medications.
Surgery can also be an option for treating some types of urinary incontinence. If this is something you are considering, our physicians will discuss with you the risks and benefits of the procedure that best fits your needs.
Pelvic prolapse is when the muscles and ligaments supporting your pelvic organs weaken and slip out of place. This can worsen over time and usually develop after childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy. Your treatment will depend on the type of prolapsed you have. In some cases, conservative treatment is an option, while more severe cases may require surgery.
A small, removable silicone or plastic device that is inserted through the vagina to help hold pelvic organs in place when a patient is found to suffer from a vaginal prolapse. Pessaries can be used to elevate the vagina and provide support to the bladder without the need for surgery.
There are several ways to surgically treat prolapse and will depend on your physical exam, type and severity of your medical condition. If this is something you are considering, our physicians will discuss with you the risks and benefits of the procedure that best fits your needs.