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


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.

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 urogynecologists who truly understand the pelvic floor and its components.

If you would like to make an appointment for consultation with a physician specializing in the diagnosis & treatment of urogynecology conditions, please call our office at (646) 962-9600.

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What is the Pelvic Floor?

The Pelvic Floor is the group of muscles that form a sling or hammock across the floor of the pelvis. Together with surrounding tissues, these muscles hold the pelvic organs in place so they can function correctly. 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. Bilal Chughtai, M.D.

Bilal Chughtai


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