Approximately 25% of women in the United States experience at least one pelvic floor disorder such as incontinence or prolapse (displacement of uterus or vaginal walls). Many of them believe that they have no choice but to endure their conditions quietly. This stems from the lack of knowledge of other health care providers and the public about options that are available to this population.
We at Florida Robotic and Minimally Invasive Urogynecology (FRMIU) are dedicated to the special needs of women with these conditions. We take the time to conduct a thorough evaluation of your condition and determine a plan of care.
Our goal is to empower our patients by educating and raising awareness of the effective and minimally invasive treatment options that are available to them. Together, we will work with you to find the treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle – from non-surgical and surgical treatments to pelvic floor physical therapy and biofeedback. Helping our patients regain a quality of life, free from any discomfort or embarrassment.
What is Urogynecology?
Urogynecology is a subspecialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology focused on pelvic floor disorders. Urogynecologists are specifically trained to treat conditions such as urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse (displacement or falling of uterus or vagina walls), difficulty with emptying one’s bladder, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, and constipation. Some common risk factors for pelvic floor disorders are vaginal delivery, repetitive straining, heavy lifting, obesity, chronic cough, genetics, and severe constipation.
The two most common conditions are pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence which frequently occur together.