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Urogynecologist: Is it Necessary?


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      Urogynecology developed as a specialty during the 1990’s specifically to address the need for better treatment of women suffering from conditions such as urinary incontinence (bladder leakage), pelvic organ prolapse (fallen bladder, rectum, vagina or uterus), and fecal incontinence (bowel accidents) to name a few. With the development of this specialty, techniques used to diagnose and treat these conditions were now being tested and studied to improve the care of women by making them better. Not only were the treatment options improving, but doctors were now being specifically trained to focus on patients with pelvic floor disorders.

     Seeing a Urogynecologist allows patients to be treated by a physician who is able to address each aspect of a woman’s pelvic floor complaints. Treatments range from conservative therapy including physical therapy or biofeedback to medical management and sometimes procedures including surgery. The goal of all therapy including improvement in quality life using a wide range of therapeutic options tailored the individual needs of the person. Not many things in life are one size fits all and Urogynecologists have been trained to make sure that your treatment fits YOU.

     As we round up Pelvic Floor Disorder week, we are keeping an eye out for Dr. Parnell in some of Brookwood’s featured videos! What we need to know is WHO can we see for these disorders? Thankfully Dr. Parnell, the only specialist within our hospital that strictly specializes in these disorders, is here to help with your urogynecology needs. Yes, urgogynecology is necessary.

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