Treatment Tailored to Each Woman

 

multiracial group of women standingDepending on your preferences, condition and your health, our urogynecologist may advise non-surgical or surgical therapy options to treat your pelvic floor disorder. Non-surgical options for incontinence as well as prolapse include medications, pelvic exercises, behavioral and dietary modifications, vaginal devices, biofeedback and electronic stimulation. Conditions we treat include:

  • Urinary Incontinence (due to stress such as coughing, or a sudden urge to urinate)
  • Overactive Bladder (a frequent need to void)
  • Voiding Dysfunction (difficulty urinating)
  • Pelvic Pain (uncomfortable pelvic symptoms, including bladder or urethral pain)
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Genital Tract Fistula (a hole between the bladder and the vagina, the urethra and the vagina or the rectum and vagina)

Experts in Treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse Conditions

We perform safe, effective surgical procedures to treat prolapse. First, however, we discuss with you all the options that are available to cure or relieve the symptoms of your specific problem, including:

  • Bladder Prolapse (the front wall of the vagina sags downward or outward)
  • Posterior Vaginal Wall Prolapse (the rectum bulges into the vagina)
  • Uterine Prolapse (the uterus and cervix bulge downward and outward)
  • Vaginal Vault Prolapse After Hysterectomy (the vagina bulges downward and outward)

Specialized Urogynecology Services for Repair, Diagnosis and Treatment

Cystoscopy: A tiny telescope is passed into the bladder so your doctor can see any problems that might be causing your bladder symptoms.

Urodynamics: Filling the bladder with sterile fluid so your doctor can tell how the bladder behaves as it is getting full.

Sacral neuromodulation: The implantation of a device that modulates the neural pathways controlling bladder or rectal function using mild electrical pulses.

Biofeedback for pelvic floor rehabilitation: A stronger pelvic floor helps bladder control and holds the pelvic organs in place. Biofeedback is typically supervised by a physical therapist so the patient receives either human or electrical feedback on how well they are contracting their pelvic muscles. Therapy may include:

Electrical stimulation: Assists women in finding and contracting their pelvic muscles.

Visual feedback: Sensors attached to the patient are connected to a computer, where feedback is translated into sounds or pictures signaling the success of the pelvic muscle contractions.

Vaginal weights: Patients strengthen their pelvic muscles with a regimen of hugging specially designed weights.

Our fellowship-trained specialists have spent years in the exclusive study of urogynecology and the latest treatment techniques. If you feel that you suffer from any disorder of the pelvic floor, we invite you to make an appointment at one of our practice locations in Cincinnati or West Chester. We’ll begin with a comprehensive office evaluation and discussion with you about your condition and goals, and then tailor a treatment plan just for you. Let us help you get back to enjoying life.

 

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