Urogynecology

Urogynecology

Urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics & Gynecology that is dedicated to the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary or fecal incontinence and prolapse (bulging) ofthe vagina, bladder and/or uterus.After completing a residency program in Obstetrics & Gynecology, urogynecologists undergo fellowship training, spending several years focusing only on these disorders.

Some problems due to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction include:

  • Incontinence: loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Prolapse:descent of pelvic organs (dropped uterus, bladder orvagina)
  • Emptying disorders: difficulty urinating or moving bowels
  • Overactive bladder: frequent need to void, bladder pressure, urgency incontinence or difficulty holding back a full bladder