Urogynecology

The Brigham and Women’s Urogynecology Group, one of New England’s most advanced Urogynecology practices, provides state-of-the-art clinically advanced care to women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic floor disorders occur when women have weakened pelvic muscles and/or tears in the connective tissue of the pelvic organs.  Urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our nationally and internationally recognized fellowship-trained Urogynecologists and team of physician assistants, nurses and medical assistants provide clinical expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders and other Urogynecologic conditions including:

  • Urinary incontinence: Loss of bladder control
  • Overactive bladder: Frequent or sudden urges to urinate
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndromes: Discomfort related to the bladder and/or urethra
  • Pelvic organ prolapse: Dropping of the pelvic organs (bladder, bowel, retum, uterus, vagina)
  • Fecal incontinence/Accidental bowel leakage: Loss of bowel control
  • Urogynecologic fistula: Abnormal hole between the bladder and the vagina (vesicovaginal), the urethra and the vagina (urethrovaginal), or the rectum and the vagina (rectovaginal)
  • Post-surgical complications

We also specialize in the most innovative surgical and non-surgical treatment options for pelvic floor disorders including sling procedures, as well as vaginal, laparoscopic and robotic procedures for pelvic organ prolapse repair, with or without a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). In addition, we offer pelvic floor physical therapy for a variety of conditions including urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Depending on the diagnosis, an individualized treatment program will be designed to allow our patients to assume an active role in their care. Treatment options may include biofeedback, bladder training, electrical stimulation, medication to control bladder spasm, medication for urinary tract infection, bulk forming agents, botox injection, pessary (pelvic support device) use and/or surgery.

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