Our UCLA physicians are pioneers in the field of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. We offer our patients a combination of our extensive experience, commitment to patient care and the most advanced techniques of simple and complex pelvic reconstruction.
Our doctors are board-certified and highly skilled with the development of innovative procedural techniques in the treatment of our patients with pelvic floor disorders. Many patients with female urologic and pelvic floor disorders may delay seeking medical treatment, as they may feel embarrassed and uncomfortable in discussing their condition. Dealing with sensitive issues, we strive to deliver quality care in a caring and compassionate manner, with the ultimate goal to improve our patients’ quality of life. Our UCLA faculty is skilled at treating pelvic related disorders. In addition, our center has unique expertise in complications of vaginal surgery, interstitial cystitis, and minimally invasive approaches to advanced pelvic organ prolapse.
Doctors called Urogynecologists receive special training to diagnose and treat women with Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFDs) (link to what is a pelvic floor disorder). Although your primary care physician, OB/GYN, or urologist may have knowledge about these problems, a Urogynecologist offers additional expertise. Talk with your doctor about a referral to a Urogynecologist if you have problems of prolapse, and/or troublesome urinary or fecal incontinence. Or, if you have problems with emptying the bladder or rectum, pelvic pain or bladder pain, fistulas, or are suffering from surgical complications including mesh complications. Urogynecologists dedicate themselves to the study and treatment of pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) in women. They are experts in all the various ways that PFDs can present itself. They also, if need be, offer a special expertise in surgical management of these issues.
Urogynecologists complete medical school and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Urogynecologists then become specialists with additional years of fellowship training and certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The training provides expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect the muscles and connective tissue of the female pelvic organs. They are highly trained in surgical as well as nonsurgical options for the management of pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic floor conditions that urogynecologists commonly treat include urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, and pelvic organ prolapse. These physicians are also knowledgeable on the latest research in the field pertaining to these conditions.
Speak with a urogyn and find out how to improve your quality of life by treating your incontinence or prolapse issues. They can recommend a variety of therapies to cure or relieve symptoms of PFDs. Choose the one that works best for your lifestyle and meets your goals.