Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Health & Reconstructive Medicine

Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Health & Reconstructive Medicine

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Maintaining good female pelvic health is critical to a woman’s overall well-being. It is important for women to learn to recognize conditions and seek appropriate help from a urogynecologist in New York at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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What is Urogynecology, also referred to as Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery?

It is a medical specialty that is dedicated to treating pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor consists of the muscles, nerves, and connective tissue that surround the uterus, vagina, bladder, and rectum, providing support and helping these organs function properly. Damage to the pelvic floor can occur after childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease, or surgery.

 

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Common pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (including prolapsed bladder, prolapsed uterus, urethal prolapse, and cervical prolapse)
  • Painful Bladder/Interstitial Cystitis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Complications from Pelvic Mesh Surgery
  • Urogenital Atrophy
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Female Urogenital Fistula (Bowel or Urinary)
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Constipation

Female Urogenital Fistula

The most common type of fistula in these systems is a vesicovaginal fistula, in which the woman's vagina is connected to the urinary bladder. This...

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Overactive Bladder

This medical condition affects more than 13 million men and women in the United States, and can be subdivided into "wet" or "dry" overactive bladder....

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Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis

Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (PBS/IC) is a chronic condition that involves:Urinary urgencyUrinary frequencyNocturia (being awakened...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

This condition is caused by weakness of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor consists of the muscles, nerves, and connective tissue that surround the...

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Urinary Incontinence

More than 38% of women in the United States experience urinary incontinence in their lifetime.The four most common types of urinary incontinence...

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Urogenital Atrophy

Urogenital atrophy refers to changes in the vagina and urethra due to declining estrogen levels in these...

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Voiding Dysfunction

During normal urination, the urethra relaxes and opens when the bladder muscle contracts, allowing urine to pass out of the body freely. In those...

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Physicians & Faculty

Dr. Patrick Culligan, MD | Cornell Urology

Patrick J. Culligan

M.D.

(212) 746-4600
(212) 746-4600
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Blue Priority Network, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Fidelis Care, Health First, Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], POMCO, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Community Plan - Essential Plan, UHC Community Plan - Medicaid Plan, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
Center for Female Pelvic Health
Dr. Bilal Chughtai, M.D.

Bilal Chughtai

M.D.

646.962.4811
646.962.4811
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid], Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare], Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
The Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center

Tanaka J. Dune

MD, FACOG

(212) 746-4600
(212) 746-4600
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Blue Priority Network, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS Pathway X, EBCBS Pathway X Enhanced, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, Health First, Medicare, NY State Medicaid, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Oxford Medicare, POMCO, Rockefeller University-CoreSource, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
Center for Female Pelvic Health
Dr. Richard K. Lee, M.D. | Cornell Urology

Richard Lee

M.D., M.B.A.

646.962.4811
646.962.4811
AETNA [Medicare], AETNA-HMO, AETNA-PPO, Aetna-Weill Cornell POS, Affinity Access, Affinity Essential, Affinity Health Plan, CIGNA, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS Mediblue, EBCBS PPO/EPO, Emblem Select Care, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Empire BCBS HealthPlus (CHP), Fidelis Care, Health First, Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP), Medicaid, Medicare, Oxford Freedom, Oxford Health Plans [Liberty], Oxford Health Plans [Medicare], Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter], Rockefeller University-CoreSource, UHC Compass-HMO, UHC Medicare, United Empire Plan, United Healthcare Commercial, VNSNY CHOICE Medicare, VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth
Brady Urologic Health Center
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