For many women, vaginal
childbirth, aging and other physical and disease stressors contribute
to a significant weakening of the pelvic floor, the muscles and
ligaments responsible for keeping pelvic organs
in place. Reduced support for organs like the bladder, uterus, vagina,
and rectum can interfere with normal body function and can seriously
compromise a woman’s quality of life.
Common urologic problems due to an overactive bladder are managed by
medications, behavioral therapy, pelvic floor rehabilitation, exercise
and diet. Overactive bladder symptoms refractory to these approaches can
be treated with neuromodulation and botox injection. Cystocele (dropped
bladder) and rectocele (dropped rectum) are treated with minimally
invasive procedures including mesh support and “mini” slings. Other
surgical treatment options include urethral bulking agents and
artificial urinary sphincter.
UHS Urology offers a
personalized, multidisciplinary approach to help women navigate through
the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. The center’s team of highly specialized physicians
works collaboratively to restore pelvic form and function in patients,
applying some of the most innovative techniques available.
A Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Approach
Pelvic floor disorders
include the loss of bladder and bowel control and the prolapse (dropping
down) of female pelvic organs. Many patients find these conditions
embarrassing or difficult to manage.
Highly Specialized Model of Care
At UHS Urology we
combine urology and urogynecology, which enables our center to deliver
an integrated, highly specialized level of care to our patients. We take
great pride in delivering seamless, compassionate care that is highly
sensitive to our patients’ individual needs.
with a common focus in female pelvic health combine their expertise by
sharing information on best practices and developing new approaches to
patient care. Patients reap the benefits of our collaborative approach
with more advanced treatment options and greater opportunities to heal
and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.