HMU treats common female urinary health conditions


Urogynecology improves women’s quality of life

Urogynecology, also known as female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, is a field in which physicians trained in either obstetrics and gynecology or urology receive three additional years of fellowship training in diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders. Our Houston urogynecologist is highly skilled and trained to provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for many conditions that affect women, particularly after they have given birth.  

What are pelvic floor disorders?

The pelvic floor is made up of muscles and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs. Many women experience pelvic floor problems and issues with their pelvic organs, including the vagina, uterus, rectum, bladder and small intestine. Urogynecology addresses these conditions in the most specialized way.  

Our urogynecologist diagnoses and treats many common pelvic floor disorders.   

 How do urogynecologists diagnose pelvic floor problems?

Our urogynecologist, one of the expert members of our Houston team, provides knowledgeable and skilled diagnostics to patients with pelvic issues. She uses her extensive knowledge of gynecological issues and urology to determine which tests to perform.  

  • Comprehensive physical examination 
  • Cystography, an imaging test to examine the bladder 
  • Urodynamic testing for urinary incontinence problems 

What kinds of non-surgical and surgical treatments does a urogynecologist provide?

 Everything from lifestyle modifications and medications to surgical options may come up during a conversation with our urogynecologist. There are many non-surgical approaches to treating pelvic floor disorders. 

  • Pessaries fitted to the individual patient 
  • Medications 
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy 
  • Pelvic floor re-education 
  • Biofeedback 
  • Electrical stimulation 
  • Urge suppression 
  • Bladder training 
  • Behavioral and medical management techniques for symptoms of urinary incontinence 

Minimally invasive procedures and surgeries are another option that helps many women. Minimally invasive options reduce recovery time, hospitalization time, complications and bleeding. Our urogynecologist performs the following surgeries. 

  • Bladder Botox injections 
  • Fistula repair 
  • Enterocele repair 
  • Midurethral slings for urinary incontinence 
  • Rectocele repair 
  • Uterine prolapse surgery 
  • Urethral reconstruction 
  • Anal sphincter repair 

 Houston Metro Urology is pleased to offer urogynecology services

Urogynecology is a field that benefits women who are dealing with pelvic floor disorders. Our highly trained urogynecologist brings her exceptional skills and training to our team at Houston Metro Urology and offers women the diagnostics and treatments they need to cope with their unique issues. Contact us to make an appointment. 

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