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Urogynecology

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Help for pelvic floor disorders

Pelvic floor disorders, such as bladder control issues and pelvic pain, happen to many women, but you don’t have to live with them. At Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, our urogynecologists have specialized training in women’s pelvic health care. We’re experienced in diagnosing and treating pelvic floor disorders with high-quality care that helps you feel better so you can live better.

What is a Urogynecologist?

Urogynecology is a specialty within OB-GYN that focuses on treating pelvic floor disorders with nonsurgical treatments and gynecologic surgery, many as minimally invasive procedures. Urogynecologists complete medical school, a four-year OB-GYN residency and a three-year fellowship in female pelvic health and reconstructive surgery.

What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments (tough bands of tissue that connect bones) in your lower abdomen (belly). These muscles and ligaments form a bowl-shaped network between the hip bones, pubic bones and tailbone that hold the bladder, bowel (large intestine), vagina and other organs in place.

Muscles in the pelvic floor help stabilize your core, protecting your pelvic organs when you cough or lift. The pelvic floor also helps control your bladder and bowel, helps with vaginal contractions during sex and supports vaginal delivery.

Pelvic floor disorders develop when the muscles become weak or damaged and can no longer support pelvic organs the way they should. Learn more about pelvic floor disorders and other urogynecology conditions we treat.

Personalized urogynecology care for pelvic floor disorders

Many people may think that pelvic symptoms and conditions are just part of growing older. They aren’t — and the right treatments can manage symptoms or even cure pelvic floor disorders, even if previous treatment hasn’t helped you.

Our urogynecologists begin with a thorough exam and evaluation, listening to understand what you're experiencing. Then we work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. Our program offers:

  • Specialized pelvic floor physical therapy
  • Comprehensive nonsurgical therapies including medications and vaginal devices
  • The latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive laparoscopic and vaginal approaches and robotic-assisted techniques

 

Research focus

Our urogynecologists conduct groundbreaking research to advance care for women with pelvic floor disorders and symptoms. Through clinical trials, eligible women have access to promising new diagnostic technologies, nonsurgical therapies and surgical techniques before they’re available to the public.

Locations in Houston and Pearland

You’ll find the same pelvic floor specialists and high-quality care at both offices.