Urogynecology

Expertise in Pelvic Medicine

Urogynecology is a subspecialty within urology and gynecology that focuses on disorders of the female pelvic floor. Urogynocologists, or UroGyns, receive special training to diagnose and treat women with pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic floor conditions include urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic organ prolapse, where pelvic organs sag into the vagina.

At Pascack Valley Medical Group, the urogynecology team provides the expert care you need. We offer evaluation and treatment, ranging from physical therapy to robotic surgery, for female pelvic floor disorders including:

  • Bladder dysfunction disorders
  • Bladder pain
  • Cystocele
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fistulas
  • Labial hypertrophy
  • Overactive Bladder (OAB)
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapses
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Urine Leakage

Common Pelvic Floor Disorders

Stress Urinary Incontinence - Stress urinary incontinence is the sudden leakage of urine during physical activities like coughing, laughing, sneezing, walking and exercise. At Mountainside Medical Center, nonsurgical solutions such as pessaries (a soft, removable vaginal ring), behavioral changes and pelvic floor exercises are offered to help you regain control of urine flow. The midurethral sling, commonly called a tension-free vaginal tape or TVT, is a highly effective therapy if you require surgical treatment.

Urge Urinary Incontinence - Women with this type of leakage may urinate frequently during the day, get up to urinate several times at night, leak before reaching the bathroom, or leak when standing up after sitting for a period of time. A common cause of these symptoms is overactive bladder, which can be treated with nonsurgical therapies such as dietary and behavioral modification, physical therapy and medications.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse - Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) occurs when the pelvic organs — the bladder, uterus, cervix, or rectum — drop from their normal position and bulge into the vagina because of a weakening of the pelvic floor. While symptoms are not always present, you may experience a bulge, made worse by impact activities like jumping or jogging, or you may experience fullness or pressure in the pelvis, vagina or lower back. POP can be treated with a pessary or minimally invasive surgery

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