Conditions We Treat

Expert care with a compassionate touch

Pelvic floor disorders may feel uncomfortable or embarrassing, keeping you from your favorite activities. Many women think these problems are a normal part of aging. The right treatments can relieve your symptoms or even cure pelvic floor disorders.

The Urogynecology team at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women understands how pelvic floor disorders can affect your daily life in many ways. We provide expert care with a compassionate touch to help improve your quality of life.

Our urogynecologists are Ob/Gyns with additional fellowship training and board certifications in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. You receive care from specialists with years of focused experience treating women with all types of pelvic floor disorders. We offer complete care with nonsurgical treatments and the latest minimally invasive, vaginal and robotic-assisted surgical techniques.

Pelvic floor disorders we treat

Our experienced urogynecologists offer comprehensive care with the most advanced treatment options for pelvic floor disorders. Our team can help you even if other treatments haven’t worked for you. We treat all types of pelvic floor disorders, which include:

Loss of bowel control is a pelvic floor disorder that can cause stool leaks.

The bladder, intestines or uterus may slip out of place into your vagina, if the pelvic muscles and tissues become weak or damaged and can no longer support those organs. Types of pelvic organ prolapse include:

  • Cystocele (bladder)
  • Enterocele (small intestine)
  • Rectocele (rectum)
  • Urethrocele (urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body from the bladder)
  • Uterine prolapse (uterus)
  • Vaginal vault prolapse (top part of the vagina)

Loss of bladder control, another pelvic floor disorder, can cause urine leaks. The types of UI include:

  • Stress incontinence: Urine leaks due to pressure on your bladder from movements, such as laughing, coughing or exercising.
  • Urge incontinence: You feel a strong, sudden urge to urinate, then you urinate, sometimes before you get to a toilet. You may feel the urge often, including during the night or when you hear running water.
  • Mixed incontinence: Some people have both stress and urge incontinence.
  • Overflow incontinence: Your bladder might not empty completely when you urinate, which can cause frequent or constant dribbling (small urine leaks).
  • Functional incontinence: A physical or mental limitation can prevent you from getting to the toilet or removing clothing in time.

We treat all symptoms and conditions that affect the pelvic area. Some pelvic conditions we often treat include:

  • Birth injuries: Post childbirth issues (perineal lacerations, painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence)
  • Bladder pain syndrome: This condition involves chronic pain, discomfort and pressure in the bladder area and a persistent, urgent need to urinate (pee). Bladder pain syndrome was formerly called interstitial cystitis.
  • Fistula: An abnormal opening or passage between two organs can develop due to prolonged labor and difficult delivery, pelvic infections, radiation treatment in the pelvic area and other causes. An example is a connection between the bladder and vagina (vesicovaginal).
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs): UTIs can occur in the bladder, kidneys or urethra (tube that carries urine out of the body from the bladder). If you get two UTIs within six months or three within a year, you have recurrent UTIs.
  • Urinary urgency/frequency: Frequent urination means that you need to urinate more often than usual. Urgent urination is a sudden, strong need to urinate, causing discomfort and making it hard to wait to use the toilet.

Urogynecology: Pelvic disorder experts

When other treatments fail, we provide care that brings relief for pelvic conditions and symptoms.