What is Urogynecology?
Although you can't see them, women's pelvic muscles are powerhouses. The pelvis supports the bladder and bowel, as well as sexual and reproductive organs.
That's why many women with pelvic problems need providers who specialize in both female sexual and reproductive health and the urinary and digestive systems. Enter the urogynecologist: an expert in women's pelvic health.
Why Luminis Health?
At Luminis Health, we have an all-women urogynecology team — including nurses, specialists, surgeons and assistants. We listen to you and offer on-site exams and tests. Then, we outline a path forward that addresses your concerns and treatment wishes.
We know many women suffer in silence, unsure of whether their symptoms are a "normal" part of the aging or post-baby experience. You may feel embarrassed about your pelvic health issues. That's why we offer initial consults that provide you privacy, support and education. Our goal is for you to leave feeling informed and empowered.
It's time to embrace life without painful and limiting pelvic health symptoms.
Diagnosis & Treatments
Symptoms a Urogynecologist Can Help With
Some women visit our office after their doctor refers them. Other women book appointments directly with us. A urogynecologist can help if you have:
Urinary or fecal leakage (incontinence).
Frequent or urgent urination.
Pain with urination.
Pain during sex.
Conditions Pelvic Health Experts Treat
We diagnose and treat a range of conditions. Among the most common are:
This occurs when the uterus, bladder or bowel falls out of position and pushes on the vaginal wall.
These non-cancerous growths in the uterus can cause pain and heavy bleeding.
This can be due to various issues. We determine the cause and tailor treatment accordingly.
Women with an irritated or inflamed bladder due to this condition often experience pelvic pain, especially as the bladder fills up.
Urogynecologists can offer preventative options for women who have frequent UTIs.
Urogynecologists can surgically repair holes (called fistulas) that can form between the linings that connect different organs. Openings may develop between the uterus and bowel or between the urinary tract and vagina, for example.
Treatments We Offer
We specialize in treating women's pelvic issues. We work with you to choose a treatment plan that prioritizes your lifestyle and comfort. Treatment options include:
Physical therapy to strengthen and rebuild pelvic muscles.
Pelvic-floor biofeedback, which involves sensors on your pelvic area and computer images to help you rebuild your pelvic muscles.
Pessary fitting (pessaries are safe silicone fittings that sit in the vagina and support the vaginal walls to correct prolapses).
Bladder training programs to help you control urinary urges.
Education on lifestyle and diet changes
Surgeries — including reconstructive surgeries — to treat a range of pelvic conditions
Electrical stimulation to invigorate weak pelvic-floor muscles
We make sure your treatment plan is working for you. And we make changes to your plan based on how you're improving and any challenges you've faced. Drawing on a wide range of treatment options, we'll show you the difference that a strong pelvic health can make in your day-to-day life!