Urogynecology is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology. A urogynecologist is a physician who has completed four years of residency training in obstetrics and gynecology and then completed a three-year fellowship in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery.
Urogynecologists evaluate and treat women with a multitude of pelvic disorders, including urinary frequency, urinary incontinence, urinary retention, pelvic organ prolapse, uterine disorders, voiding dysfunction, bladder pain and sexual dysfunction.
Is incontinence a normal part of aging?
While urinary or fecal incontinence becomes more common with advanced age, it is never a normal part of aging. If incontinence is negatively affecting your quality of life, we can help you.
Am I too old for surgery?
The short answer is no. We will evaluate your overall health and the degree of your urogynecological condition and then help you decide if a nonsurgical or surgical option is right for you. Because all we do is urogynecology, we have options that other practitioners may not be able to provide.
What happens if I choose not to have treatment for my incontinence or prolapse?
You can always choose to live with your conditions. In most cases, incontinence or prolapse will worsen with time if left untreated. In rare cases, when the bladder has prolapsed past the vaginal opening, making emptying the bladder difficult, the kidneys may be affected and opting for no treatment would be dangerous.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call:
Norton Women’s Specialists
Norton Medical Plaza 3 – St. Matthews, Suite 307
4123 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, KY 40207