What is urogynecology?

Nathan Guerette, MD from Johnston-Willis Hospital discusses the wide spectrum of issues that a urogynecologist treats, and how this specialty differs from general gynecology.
Ramzi E. Aboujaoude, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Urogynecology is also known as female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. This is a subspecialty within obstetrics and gynecology that is dedicated to treating patients with pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Urogynecology is the study of the female pelvic floor. In this video, urogynecologist Michael Douso, MD at Capital Regional Medical Center discusses that urinary incontinence and overactive bladder are common conditions treated by urogynecologist.
Lennox Hoyte, MD
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Urogynecology involves caring for women with pelvic floor dysfunction. In this video, Lennox Hoyte, MD, an OB/GYN and urogynecologist at Florida Memorial Hospital of Tampa, discusses which parts of the anatomy are treated by a urogynecologist.
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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