Urinary and Bladder Health

Urinary and bladder disorders can be inconvenient, embarrassing and, in the worst cases, extremely painful. The Center for Urogynecology staffs experienced surgeons and specialists who use the latest technologies to treat various female urinary and bladder health issues, including but not limited to:

  • Urinary incontinence – an inability to control urination
  • Pelvic organ prolapse – the collapse of organs in the lower abdomen due to a weakening of abdominal walls from childbirth, surgery or other trauma
  • Pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding
  • Interstitial cystitis – chronic discomfort and / or pain in the bladder and pelvic region
  • Fecal incontinence – an inability to control bowel movements
  • Urinary retention – an inability to fully dispel urine from the bladder
  • Recurring urinary tract infections – an infection anywhere along the urinary tract that occurs at least three times in one year

Diagnostic Procedures
During our comprehensive diagnostic process, the specialists at the Center for Urogynecology thoroughly evaluate every woman to develop individualized, patient-centered treatment plans.

To ensure that the most appropriate treatments are prescribed, we:

  • Gather women's complete personal and family medical history
  • Physically examine women and discuss their symptoms with them
  • Perform complex tests, which can include but are not limited to:
    • Electrophysiology to test pelvic nerves and muscles
    • Complex urodynamics test to measure the bladder's ability to store and excrete urine
    • Anal manometry and EMG to evaluate bowel control
    • Diagnostic urethrocystoscopy to visualize the urethra and bladder
    • MRIs to obtain images of internal pelvic organs, including the anal sphincter

Treatments Offered
Following these tests and a proper diagnosis, our experts may prescribe any combination of the following treatment options, depending on the type and severity of a woman's condition:

  • Biofeedback and electrical stimulation for weakened pelvic muscles
  • Medication injections for pelvic pain
  • Botox injections for overactive bladder
  • Collagen injections for urinary incontinence
  • Minimally invasive surgery for incontinence, also called mini-slings
  • Minimally invasive surgery for vaginal or pelvic organ prolapse
  • Sacral nerve modulation for severe overactive bladder syndrome
  • Pelvic reconstruction surgery for problems due to complications from past surgeries
  • Medically necessary cosmetic surgery

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