What is a Urogynecologist?
A Urogynecologist is a physician who specializes in the care of women with pelvic floor disorders. Urogynecology/reconstructive pelvic surgery is a subspecialty in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The importance of the pelvic floor
The pelvic floor plays an important role in supporting internal organs, including your uterus, bladder and bowel. Sometimes pelvic floor muscles become weak after childbirth or due to other medical conditions. When that happens, you might experience urine leakage (urinary incontinence), stool leakage (fecal incontinence), an overactive bladder, constipation or other pelvic floor issues. These conditions are common in aging but should not become the status quo.
One in three women will experience a pelvic floor disorder in her lifetime. You don't have to live with these conditions. Our Urogynecologists can offer you a diagnosis and medical treatment for pelvic floor disorders related to childbirth and other medical conditions.
Conditions We Treat
Specialists at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women diagnose and treat common pelvic floor disorders, including:
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic or sexual pain
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary incontinence
- Fecal incontinence
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Urinary retention
Pelvic floor disorders can be effectively treated by working with a trained Urogynecologist. Experts at the Pavilion for Women may recommend one of a number of effective treatments to address your pelvic floor disorder, including:
- Urogynecologic physical therapy
- Medication or surgery
- Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures
Dr. Francisco J. Orejuela, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the International Urogynecological Association.
Call 832-826-7500 for an assessment with a Urogynecology specialist.
Visit the patient resources section of the American Urogynecology Society for more information on pelvic floor disorders.