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Recent WCM Urology Medical Publications

After Years of Discomfort, Prolapse Surgery Enables Julia to Live Actively

 It’s no exaggeration to say that Julia Roudi now has a new lease on life. After experiencing discomfort for decades, Julie, at 63, is now able to walk as far and as long as she wants, as well as enjoy more comfortable, fuller days.

Julia suffered from a severely prolapsed uterus and bladder and, like many women, thought it was something that she had to learn to live with. She tried physical therapy, but it only helped to a limited degree. After several decades, the prolapse worsened, and her gynecologist urged her to see a urologist for specialized treatment.

Patrick J. Culligan

Patrick Culligan, MD, FACOG, FACS, graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989 and from the Mercer University School of Medicine in 1993. After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the Greenville Hospital System / University of South Carolina, he went on to a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the Evanston Continence Center, Northwestern University Medical School, where he trained extensively in the surgical and non-surgical management of all pelvic floor disorder such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence.

Voiding Dysfunction - Treatment Options

Pelvic floor therapy:

Pelvic floor therapy consists of visits to a physical therapist with specialized training in pelvic floor disorders. To treat voiding dysfunction, these specialized physical therapists utilize a combination of various techniques to re-educate the nerves and muscles that control the urethra.

Intermittent self-catheterization:

Intermittent self-catheterization involves regularly inserting a catheter into your urethra in order to empty the bladder more completely. This is an option if urinary retention is present.

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