Urogynecology, a subspecialty within OB-GYN, focuses on the diagnosis and the medical and surgical treatment of female urinary disorders and pelvic ﬂoor dysfunction. Urogynecologists treat conditions such as urinary or fecal incontinence, emptying disorders (difﬁculty with urinating or moving the bowels), pelvic or bladder pain, overactive bladder (including the frequent need to void, bladder pressure and urgency), pelvic organ prolapse (descent of the vagina, bladder and/or uterus from the normal position), and sexual dysfunction. Urogynecologists are trained in minimally invasive reconstructive surgical techniques.
If your doctor says you must have a large abdominal incision for a pelvic problem or even a hysterectomy, you may want to see a urogynecologist for a second opinion.
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