Urogynecology at USA Health
Urogynecology is a subspecialty devoted to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic floor is the term for the set of muscles in the bottom of the pelvis that support pelvic organs including the bladder, uterus and rectum. Disorders of the pelvic floor include urinary or fecal incontinence, emptying disorders, overactive bladder, vaginal pain or pain during intercourse, fistulas and prolapse or bulging of the bladder, uterus or rectum through the vaginal opening.
Our urogynecologic services include:
Incontinence is a very common condition. Our specialists use a variety of techniques to evaluate the cause and severity of your incontinence so they can devise a treatment plan that fits you. We also evaluate previous unsuccessful treatments and provide second opinions. We offer both medical and surgical treatment options.
A urodynamic study evaluates how well the bladder and urethra hold and release urine. This procedure is used to diagnose the causes of conditions such as incontinence, frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and problems with urination.
Over 40 percent of post-menopausal women experience symptoms such as dryness, itching, burning, painful urination or pain during intercourse. MonaLisa Touch delivers gentle laser energy to the vaginal wall that stimulates a healing response, generating new collagen in the tissue and enhanced moisture levels in the vaginal canal. This is especially effective in women who either cannot or choose not to use hormones.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs as a result of weakness of the pelvic floor usually resulting from vaginal birth or hysterectomy. The most common complaint is vaginal pressure or the presence of a bulge in the vagina that may protrude through the vaginal opening. Both surgical and non-surgical options are available for treatment.
Correction of Mesh-Related Complications
The use of mesh in vaginal surgery was quite common until 2012 when many products were taken off the market due to complications. In most cases these problems can be corrected by surgery to remove or revise the mesh. USA Health Urogynecology has vast experience with this type of corrective surgery.