Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

UChicago Medicine urogynecology team

At the Forefront of Exceptional, Personalized Care in Your Neighborhood

At the University of Chicago Medicine, our urogynecologic surgeons are at the forefront offering precision medicine, cutting-edge minimally invasive surgery and innovative research to improve the lives of women with pelvic floor disorders (urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and anal incontinence). Our surgeons, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and physical therapists will work with you to develop an individualized, personal care plan to restore your quality of life and help you return to your usual activities as quickly as possible.

What Is a Urogynecologist?

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A urogynecologist is a board-certified and fellowship-trained subspecialty surgeon with expertise in treating pelvic floor disorders in women.

After completing medical school and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology or urology, urogynecologic surgeons complete three additional years of fellowship training in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery (URPS) for seven years of surgical training after medical school. This subspecialty training and certification affords urogynecologic surgeons the expertise to offer patients integrated, personalized care plans and minimally invasive surgical treatments for pelvic floor disorders.

The urogynecologic surgeons at UChicago Medicine are also leading surgeon-scientists at the forefront of scientific efforts to improve patient outcomes and recovery.

UChicago Medicine is one of six research sites participating in the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network to help discover better ways to treat pelvic floor disorders.

Our expert urogynecologists are conveniently located throughout Chicagoland, including Hyde Park and downtown, as well as in the north, west and south suburbs and Northwest Indiana.

What Are Pelvic Floor Disorders?

Pelvic floor disorders (urinary symptoms or incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and anal/fecal incontinence) are a group of conditions that affect the pelvic floor, which includes the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, vagina and bowel). Pelvic floor disorders adversely affect the lives of millions of women. Our urogynecologic surgeons published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that one in four American women over the age of 20 suffers from a pelvic floor disorder, including bothersome symptoms from urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse or accidental bowel leakage. Twenty percent of women will need surgery to treat their pelvic floor disorder.

Advanced Care for Women with Pelvic Floor Conditions

In addition to pelvic floor disorders, our reconstructive pelvic surgeons treat a broad range of urinary and bowel conditions, as well as vaginal mesh problems, birth injuries, congenital anomalies and surgical injuries to the bladder, urethra and ureters.

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