Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)
One in three women will experience a pelvic floor disorder in her lifetime. This includes conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and defecatory dysfunction. Ochsner urogynecologists offer a wide range of treatments options ranging from minimal lifestyle changes and medication to minor procedures and robotic surgery. What’s more, we do it in a caring, compassionate setting.
On average, women with pelvic floor disorders wait four to six years before seeing a doctor. Why wait another year when, with the help of Ochsner, you can take charge of your life right now?
What is a Urogynecologist?
Urogynecologists have completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Urology. These doctors are specialists with additional training and experience in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that affect the female pelvic organs and the muscles and connective tissue that support the organs.
What Do Urogynocologists Treat?
Our team treats problems related to the urinary, bowel, vaginal and sexual functioning of the pelvis and pelvic floor – issues that can follow childbirth or occur naturally with aging.
Some of the common problems treated by an urogynecologist include:
- urinary incontinence or leakage
- pelvic organ prolapse (dropping of the vagina and or uterus)
- overactive bladder
Why Ochsner for Female Pelvic Medicine?
Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from a pelvic floor disease but are too embarrassed to seek help? Ochsner thinks it’s time that changed.
Our job at Ochsner is to treat your condition in a caring and compassionate setting. The team at Ochsner has the training, experience, equipment and talent to make that possible.
Ochsner offers a variety of treatment options, both non-surgical and surgical. One of the top reasons women with prolapse come here for treatment from all over the Gulf South is because our team employs cutting-edge, minimally invasive approaches to surgery including vaginal, laproscopic or robotic options, based on what best suits the patient’s needs.
Our outcomes reflect that experience. Our program receives referrals from throughout Louisiana and across the Gulf South region, serving patients in that whole area and growing the treatment options that are available for women.
Another reason for the success of our program is our personalized approach to care. At Ochsner, we treat each of our patients with respect and dignity. Pelvic floor disorders are more common than some types of women’s cancer and we want women to know that they do not need to suffer alone.
What To Expect During Your Visit
Your first visit will begin with a review of a list of questions available to you ahead of time through your MyOchsner account. These questions will ensure that you don’t forget to tell your doctor about any little symptoms you might have experienced. When you make your appointment, you’ll be given instructions on how to access these questions through your MyOchsner account.
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