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