Ohio State experts offer a comprehensive care program for women's urologic conditions.
Women visit the physician experts at Ohio State for the care of genitourinary conditions (related to the reproductive or urinary system) that are often associated with an area of the body called “the pelvic floor.”
The pelvic floor is composed of the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that help support and control the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum. The pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or surgery.
Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is a subspecialty of Urology that focuses on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of pelvic floor disorders.
Ketul Shah, MBBS, leads the expert staff caring for women with urologic conditions. Dr. Shah has been trained in newer treatment options like Interstim, which is an electronic device used to treat severe urge incontinence that has not improved with medical, dietary and behavioral therapy. He also provides expert treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.
Additionally, Dr. Shah has advanced training in the evaluation and treatment of neurogenic bladder disorder in patients such as those with spinal cord trauma or multiple sclerosis. Dr. Shah is nationally recognized for his research and professional writing related to bladder and urethral physiology, anatomy and pharmacology.
Andrew Hundley, MD, and Brook McFadden, MD, also provide expert care for women. Dr. Hundley directs the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Both Dr. Hundley and Dr. McFadden specialize in female urinary and fecal incontinence; voiding dysfunction including frequency, urgency, pain and urinary retention, hematuria; medical and surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse; repair of complex genitourinary defects, such as urethral diverticuli and fistulas; and birthing-related injuries.