Our urogynecologists at the AHN Center for Women’s Pelvic Health work closely with other specialties including physical therapy, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, and urology.
Urogynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on pelvic floor disorders in women. The pelvic floor is the “hammock” of muscles that supports the organs in your pelvis. Your pelvic floor does a lot of the heavy lifting in your body. It supports your core and keeps everything in place in your body. The most common pelvic floor disorders include urinary and fecal incontinence (lack of bladder and bowel control) and pelvic organ prolapse (when the bladder, uterus, or rectum sag into the vagina and cause a bulge in the vaginal canal).
Gynecologists are doctors who specialize in the female reproductive system. Most women see a gynecologist for routine exams, which may include Pap smears, STD screening, testing for vaginal infections, and overall health. Gynecologists can also help with family planning and birth control options. If your gynecologist is an obstetrician, they will continue your care through the stages of pregnancy and childbirth.
A urologist is a doctor who specializes in conditions that affect the urinary tract in women and men. They may treat urinary tract infections (UTIs), incontinence, cancer, and male infertility problems, among other conditions.
A urogynecologist is a physician who specializes in pelvic floor disorders in women.
Pelvic floor disorders are common and treatable. Urogynecologists treat a broad spectrum of pelvic floor disorders, which includes incontinence issues (bladder and bowel), pelvic organ prolapse (prolapsed bladder, uterus, or rectum), and pelvic floor dysfunction. Learn more about pelvic floor disorders.
At AHN, we can help women with symptoms such as:
You’ll receive empathetic, specialized care and treatment for your pelvic floor disorder. You can expect:
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