Feel confident and comfortable again while living your active life. Although bladder and pelvic floor disorders represent some of the most common medical issues among women–potentially affecting as many as one in two—most try to handle the conditions by themselves.
If you’re trying to cope with a bladder or pelvic disorder, we can help. At Parkland Medical Center, we provide a private, confidential setting to discuss your specific situation and determine an individual treatment plan that meets your needs.
Your Best Choice for Urogynecologic Surgery
Our board–certified and fellowship–trained urogynecologic surgeons and specialists offer a variety of treatment options to get you back to the life you love.
Urogynecologic Surgery Procedures at Parkland Medical Center
Your options for urogynecologic surgery—many involving minimally invasive approaches—include:
- Hysterectomy – Removing the uterus
- Pelvic floor and vaginal prolapse repair, vaginal or uterine suspension – Resupporting and/or returning pelvic organs to proper placement within the pelvic cavity
- Sacral neuromodulation – Stimulation of nerves from the spine to the bladder for improving urinary control
- Burch urethropexy – Reducing stress on the bladder opening by attaching the urethra to nearby tissue or the pelvic bone
- Urethral bulking agents – Injecting a substance, such as collagen, under the urethra to improve urinary control
- Midurethral or pubovaginal slings – Placing mesh midway along the urethra or attaching tissue to the pubic bone to cradle the bladder neck
- Perineorrhaphy – Repairing tears to the perineum following labor and delivery
Urogynecologic Conditions We Treat
Many factors can weaken the muscles and tissues of the bladder or pelvic floor, including childbirth, heavy lifting, the effects of menopause and aging, as well as other chronic medical and neurologic conditions. At Parkland Medical Center, you’ll find comprehensive surgical services to help with:
- Urinary incontinence (leaking urine)
- Fecal incontinence (involuntarily passing gas or stool)
- Pelvic organ prolapse (weakened pelvic muscles)
- Dropped uterus, bladder, rectum, intestine
- Pelvic pain
- Overactive bladder
- Urine retention or other voiding disorders
- Neurogenic bladder (loss of bladder control resulting from injury to the brain, nerves or spinal cord)
Explore our expert help for incontinence through the Pelvic Medicine and Continence Program of the Lahey Institute of Urology at Parkland Medical Center.
Recovery & Rehabilitation
Support for your recovery begins before surgery when our expert anesthesia providers visit with you and your surgeon about the best approach to sedation during your procedure. To more quickly regain function following surgery, you may benefit from our extensive outpatient rehabilitation services.