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.
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