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What is a Urogynecologist?

What is a urogynecologist

For women that struggle with pelvic floor disorders, incontinence or a bladder condition, life is often uncomfortable, at times awkward and at its worst, painful. Urogynecologists are specially-trained to provide comprehensive care for women with conditions that encompass both gynecological and urological issues.

What is a urogynecologist?

A urogynecologist is a physician who specializes in urogynecology, a medical discipline developed within the last few decades to help women with non-cancerous conditions concerning the female pelvic organs and their supportive muscles and tissues.

What does a urogynecologist treat?

Our specialists treat all conditions of the female urinary and reproductive tract. These include:

  • Fecal incontinence
  • Overactive bladder syndrome
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Urethrovaginal and rectovaginal fistulas

What treatments do they provide? 

Urogynecologists provide an array of both surgical and nonsurgical treatments. These can include:

·      Urodynamic testing

·      Bladder Botox injections

·      Vaginal pessary placement and management

·      Hysterectomy

·      Pelvic floor support rebuilding surgery

·      Cystoscopy

·     Medical management of urinary incontinence

What training does a urogynecologist complete?

After completing medical school and a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology, these doctors complete specialized training in urogynecology over the next three years.

Urogynecologists play an important role in giving women the care they deserve, and Baptist Health is leading the charge in bringing this important specialty to the state of Arkansas. Learn more about women’s health and urogynecology at Baptist Health, find out what you can expect at a urogynecology appointment, or request an appointment with a urogynecologist today.