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Wayne Health has board-certified physician subspecialists in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery who provide comprehensive surgical and non-surgical services for women with pelvic floor disorders.
Wayne Health’s Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery experts include urogynecologists and urologists who specialize in female pelvic conditions. Wayne Health also has a multidisciplinary team of providers who can be called upon to help treat the underlying causes of pelvic floor disorders, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and social workers. This team of specialists is devoted to sharing their expertise to ensure that patients receive individualized care for their specific disorder.
Pelvic floor disorders are conditions that affect the pelvic floor, including muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in the lower pelvis that support pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, vagina, intestines and rectum. The pelvic floor can be injured by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic diseases or previous pelvic surgery, affecting its normal function. Most pelvic floor disorders fall into three categories:
Pelvic organ prolapse: weakening or sagging of the pelvic organs causing a bulge (prolapse) in the vagina
Urinary incontinence: the leaking of urine when sneezing, coughing, laughing or exercising; the inability to hold urine long enough to reach the bathroom; or urine loss without any sensory awareness
Fecal incontinence: leakage of bowel material and not being able to control the release of gas or solid or liquid stool.
Wayne Health specialists in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery will conduct a comprehensive evaluation including a medical history and physical examination. We offer advanced urodynamic testing that allows us to accurately assess the type and degree of dysfunction for a more precise diagnosis and treatment plan. Wayne Health offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options, including minimally invasive therapies. Medical interventions are supported by the services of a multidisciplinary team of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and social workers.
Wayne Health physicians and researchers are also teaching and research faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic, translational and clinical research. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation, and often before FDA approval or commercial availability.
For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.