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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.
Pelvic floor disorders can be effectively treated by working with a trained Urogynecologist. Experts at the Pavilion for Women may recommend a number of effective treatments to address your pelvic floor disorder, including:
- Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
- Medications or procedures for bladder disorders
- Vaginal, robotic or laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures for pelvic organ prolapse