Advanced treatment at Ohio State in urogynecology to treat female pelvic floor disorders.

If you’re a woman, there’s a 1 in 4 chance you’ll experience a pelvic floor disorder in your lifetime. Often, it’s difficult to discuss your condition or know when and where to seek treatment. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, our experts are specially trained in treating urologic conditions specific to women. Our team provides comprehensive testing, evaluation and treatment options designed to relieve your symptoms. 

As a division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, we provide the latest surgical, nonsurgical and behavioral therapies. Our goal is to provide the least invasive, most effective treatment possible.

If surgery is necessary, we may be able to offer robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System for a shorter hospital stay, easier recovery and minimal scarring.

We provide clinical care for women experiencing:

  • Fecal incontinence
  • Microscopic hematuria (non-visible blood in urine)
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Vesicovaginal fistulas (abnormal connection between the bladder and vagina, which allows urine to enter the vagina)
  • Rectovaginal fistulas (abnormal connection between the rectum and vagina, which allows gas or stool to enter the vagina)
  • Ureterovaginal fistulas (abnormal connection between the ureter and the vagina, which allows urine to enter the vagina)
  • Urethral diverticuli (a pocket in the urethra pushing into the vagina)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Cystocele (weakened muscles causing the bladder to bulge into the vagina)
  • Rectocele (weakened muscles causing the rectum to bulge into the vagina)
  • Uterine prolapse (weakened pelvic floor muscles causing the uterus to descend into the vagina)
  • Vaginal prolapse (weakened pelvic floor muscles causing pelvic organs to bulge into the vaginal wall)
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Urinary incontinence (stress, urge, mixed, intrinsic sphincter deficiency)
  • Urinary frequency, urgency and dysuria (painful urination)
  • Voiding dysfunction

Our Services


An in-office test that provides a look inside the bladder and urethra

Multichannel urodynamic testing

An in-office procedure to assess incontinence issues and voiding function

Nerve stimulation therapy

Treatment for relief from urinary and fecal incontinence


Insertion of a small silicone device into the vagina for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence


A behavioral technique to improve control and strength over pelvic floor muscles involved in support and continence

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Medical management

Options, including robotic surgery, to treat some forms of incontinence and voiding dysfunction, or repair prolapse or urinary incontinence


Support for the urethra to prevent urinary incontinence and leakage

Surgical fistula repair

Clinical care to correct an abnormal connection between bladder and vagina, rectum and vagina or ureter and vagina

Transurethral bulking agents

Minimally invasive injections in the peri-urethral tissue to relieve incontinence

Removable or implanted neurostimulators

An electrical stimulation device that transmits mild electrical impulses to influence bladder sphincter and pelvic floor muscles for bladder control

Repair of urethral diverticuli

Surgical removal of an outpouching of tissue from the urethra

Why Choose Ohio State?

Our goal is to improve your quality of life by giving you the freedom to continue the activities you enjoy.

Patients choose our services for many reasons:

  • We have a highly trained staff with experience in treating a wide range of pelvic floor disorders.
  • We provide the latest in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, with the goal of performing the least invasive and most effective treatments possible.
  • When appropriate, robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System may offer a shorter hospital stay, an easier recovery and minimal scarring.
  • Our caring staff takes the time to get to know you and understand your unique needs.
  • We make sure you understand the circumstances of your clinical issue and tailor your treatment options to meet your specific needs.
  • Our comprehensive evaluation, testing and treatment plans are designed to include you as an active participant.

Conditions We Treat


If urinary incontinence interferes with your life, do something about it with help from the experts at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

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Often as women age or as a result of childbirth, the pelvic floor muscles weaken and allow the pelvic organs to descend into the vagina. If you're experiencing uterine, pelvic organ or vaginal prolapse, the female urologic experts at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center can help.

Patient Success

Robotic surgery gives freedom from incontinence

Robotic surgery gives freedom from incontinence

Over a 10-year period, Adrianne’s “bathroom frequency issues” worsened to the point of affecting her everyday activities. Here, she underwent minimally invasive reconstructive surgery to resolve her female incontinence and repair a common condition called pelvic organ prolapse.

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