Urogynecology/reconstructive pelvic surgery is a subspecialty in the field of obstetrics/gynecology.
Urogynecologists play a unique role in caring for women, combining expertise in treating women's reproductive systems with expertise in the treatment of urinary tract disorders.
These doctors provide specialized training to help improve the lives of women suffering from common pelvic floor disorders, including:
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary incontinence
- Chronic urinary tract infections
- Urethral diverticulum
- Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
- Fecal incontinence
- Urinary retention and other emptying disorders
Fellowship-trained urogynecologists often have superior training in minimally invasive surgical techniques that can result in less pain compared to open abdominal surgery, less bleeding, less risk of infection, less scarring, shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery.