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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. Weill Cornell Medicine is a center of excellence in urogynecology care in New York & globally.

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Female Pelvic Health

Maintaining good female pelvic health is critical to a woman's overall well-being. Any number of conditions—uterine fibroids, prolapse or herniation of pelvic organs, chronic bladder problems such as incontinence and pain—can seriously undermine quality of life. However, it is important to note that pelvic floor disorders can be effectively treated. It is important for women to learn to recognize conditions such as bladder problems (incontinence and pain) and prolapse of pelvic organs and seek appropriate help from a board certified urogynecologist. Weill Cornell Medicine is a center of excellence in urogynecology care in New York & globally.

What is Urogynecology?

Urogynecology (also known as Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery) 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.

Advances in Urogynecologic Care


Dr. Patrick Culligan, Director of Urogynecology at the Center for Female Pelvic Health in NYC, brings extensive expertise in female pelvic surgery to the Department of Urology. Learn more here about Dr. Culligan's advances in surgical approaches to treatment urogynecologic conditions, including the adaptation of robotic surgery for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. 

New York's Urogynecology & Female Pelvic Health Specialists

The pelvic region of the body houses a number of important organs. Women benefit from directed care from specialists who truly understand the pelvic floor and its components.

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What is the Pelvic Floor?

In this video, Dr. Tanaka Dune, Assistant Professor of Urology and in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine, provides an overview of the female pelvic anatomy and how the pelvic organs correlate to the pelvic floor muscles and pelvic bones. Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine specializes in disorders of the pelvic floor and provides diagnosis & treatment for the spectrum of urogynecology health concerns in NYC.

Common pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Prolapsed Vagina (bladder side and rectum side of the vagina)
  • Prolapsed Uterus and Cervix
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Complications from Pelvic Mesh Surgery
  • Urogenital Atrophy
  • Voiding Dysfunction (incomplete bladder emptying, urinary retention)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Microscopic Blood in the Urine
  • Female Urogenital Fistula (Bowel or Urinary)
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Painful Bladder/Interstitial Cystitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction 

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

Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine, whether it's a large amount or just a few drops.Tens of millions of men and women in the...

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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.

646.962.9600
646.962.9600
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, GHI, 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

(646) 962-9600
(646) 962-9600
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, GHI, 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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