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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Why Choose Wayne Health for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery?

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.

Wayne Health female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery services offered

  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urinary frequency (day or night)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Voiding dysfunction (difficulty emptying the bladder)
  • Transurethral collagen injections (for urinary incontinence)
  • Surgical treatments (bladder neck suspensions; “sling” operations, urethral reconstruction, bladder augmentation, incontinent urinary diversion)
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis
  • Bladder training
  • Mesh-related complications
  • Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (vaginal atrophy)
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Sexual dysfunction

Overview

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.

Symptoms

Risk factors

Diagnosis

Wayne Health's approach to treatment

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.

Advancing research and medical education

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.