Urogynecology is a subspecialty within obstetrics and gynecology that focuses on treating women with pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and uterovaginal prolapse (bulging of the pelvic organs into the vagina). Pelvic floor disorders were once rarely discussed, but today are a priority in women’s health because they affect so many women.
UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, is the only hospital in Central Massachusetts with a team of specialists with advanced fellowship training in urogynecology – evidence of our commitment to providing expert, sensitive care for women with pelvic floor disorders.
Our team offers you an unparalleled level of expertise in treating a wide range of pelvic floor disorders, including:
- Urinary incontinence (leaking of urine) including stress incontinence (leakage of urine with physical activity or coughing/sneezing) and urge incontinence (also called overactive bladder)
- Pelvic prolapse, including uterine prolapse (when the uterus drops down into the vagina), bladder prolapse (cystocele or “dropped bladder”) and bowel prolapse (rectocele)
- Anal incontinence (leakage of stool or bowel movement)
- Other problems with urination and defecation
- Genital fistulas
After a complete evaluation, our UMass Memorial team offers you today’s most advanced and innovative therapies for pelvic prolapse and incontinence, including both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options:
- Nonsurgical therapies including medication, behavioral modification, muscle strengthening and support pessaries for uterine prolapse (silicone forms inserted comfortably into the vagina)
- Minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery (laparoscopic surgery) and vaginal procedures without abdominal incisions
- Minimally invasive slings for urinary incontinence
- InterStim neuromodulation for a variety of problems
- Botox for overactive bladder
Our team includes urogynecologists, female urologists, colorectal specialists, physical therapists, nurse practitioners and other providers with specialized training in pelvic floor disorders. We all work closely together to achieve the best possible outcomes for women with even the most complex problems.