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Urogynecology

Compassionate care from highly skilled, fellowship-trained physicians.

 

Pelvic floor disorders like urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse impact the quality of life for more than one-quarter of women in the U.S. While the frequency of these disorders increases with age, women in all stages of life are affected, resulting in discomfort, embarrassment, and even depression.

Because many women are hesitant to talk about pelvic floor disorders, or uncertain that help exists, fewer than half seek treatment for their problem. The good news is treatment options are available right here in our community.

Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery is part of  Lancaster General Health’s Women’s Specialty Center. Our fellowship-trained physicians lead a team of experienced and compassionate staff members who treat a wide range of female pelvic floor conditions with the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments.

We will put you at ease and work with you to find the best options for the problems you are experiencing.

Conditions We Treat

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Creates the feeling of a bulge from the vagina when a pelvic organ (uterus, bladder, rectum) drops from its normal position. This condition is often caused by giving birth or the normal aging process.

Urinary Incontinence: Urinary incontinence, or the leakage of urine, often occurs when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or exercise. Pregnancy, childbirth, aging, and hysterectomy are some of the common reasons you may leak urine.

Other Conditions:

  • Overactive bladder (urinary frequency and urgency)
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Vaginal mesh complications
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Interstitial cystitis (also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome)
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Fistulas
  • Fecal incontinence (leakage of stool)

Treatments and Procedures

We offer a variety of procedures to help women with pelvic floor disorders, including:

  • Minimally invasive vaginal surgery
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System
  • Minimally invasive, same day surgery for urinary incontinence
  • Neuromodulation for bladder and bowel control (InterStim therapy)
  • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (Urgent® PC)
  • Bladder Botox® to relax the bladder
  • Management of mesh complications
  • Fistula repair
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