What is Urogyecology?
The field of Urogynecology (a sub-specialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology) is dedicated to the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as urinary or fecal incontinence and prolapse (bulging) of the vagina, bladder and/or the uterus. After completing residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urogynecologists undergo fellowship training where they spend several years focusing only
After completing convalescence, we encourage patients to consider a long-term strategy to rehabilitate the muscles in the pelvic region to safeguard the surgical repair(s) and minimize the chance of recurrence.
It is important for the general public and patients, in particular, to understand the distinction between health-care providers who refer to themselves as “urogynecologists”. Fellowship-trained urogynecologists undergo several years of training after they have completed their general OB/GYN or Urology residencies. Even though many general OB/GYN physicians and urologists indicate that they provide urogynecologic care,