At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Department of Gynecology, we offer sophisticated, advanced urogynecology and pelvic reconstruction services for women. Our doctors have additional training and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that affect the female pelvic organs and the muscles and connective tissue that support these organs.A urogynecologist is a gynecologist who specializes in the treatment of women with conditions affecting their pelvic floor, including uterine prolapse (also called pelvic prolapse) and urinary incontinence. We offer a number of different surgical and nonsurgical urogynecology treatments for these conditions.
Uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus slips out of place and into the vaginal canal due to weakening of the muscles and ligaments of the lower abdomen (called the pelvic floor), which normally support the uterus and other organs in the pelvis.Treatments available at Lahey for uterine prolapse include:
Urinary incontinence, which is the loss of voluntary bladder control causing leakage of urine, can be a temporary or chronic condition. It has a variety of causes, and each cause has its own methods of diagnosis and its own treatment plan. In some cases, incontinence may have several different causes.Lahey offers various surgical procedures for different types of incontinence. These procedures are usually reserved for women who have tried conservative treatments without success and are healthy enough to undergo surgery.
Other treatments for urinary incontinence available at Lahey include: