What is a Urogynecologist? A
urogynecologist is a doctor highly trained in the field of urogynecology,
which is a combination of both urology and gynecology. Common disorders
treated by urogynecologists include:
- Incontinence - bladder control problems
- Emptying disorders - difficulty going to
- Pelvic pain
- Overactive bladder - going to the
bathroom more frequently than normal
- Prolapse - weakening of the pelvic
muscles that causes internal organs to drop down
- Interstitial Cystitis - painful bladder
Millions of women experience the
inconvenience, discomfort, and embarrassment of urinary incontinence and other types of voiding dysfunctions. Most
women are reluctant to discuss these problems with their doctor out of
embarrassment or because they believe that it is a natural process of
aging and giving birth.
Renaissance Health and Surgical Associates, we are highly motivated to
provide unique and progressive care for patients suffering from urinary
incontinence and various forms of prolapse. Our approach is not
only interventional but also educational and supportive.
have put together a multi-step evaluation program that can be accomplished
in our office. It begins first with the recognition of a problem. From
there, the patient will be examined by a urogynecologist. The bladder is in a unique location with the uterus, vagina
and rectum. Most cases of incontinence occur with some degree of pelvic
prolapse (cystocele, rectocele or uterine prolapse.) To ignore any of
these defects would be detrimental to the overall treatment success.
next step is to develop a treatment plan, which will be highly tailored to
meet your goals and restore your life to normalcy. Treatment can range
from pessary placement for pelvic prolapse to pelvic floor retraining
using kegal exercises, or may involve further evaluation with in office
urodynamic testing. Although some women may require corrective surgery, we
believe in trying conservative measures first, instead of going straight
to the operating room.
If you have incontinence, prolapse or
pelvic pain issues that are affecting your quality of life, you should
seek treatment. These disorders are not just a normal part of aging. We
can help women find safe, effective options to help them regain their
quality of life.