Urogynecology blends the specialties of gynecology and urology. A urogynecologist is a subspecialist who diagnoses, manages and treats pelvic health conditions in women, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and more. They also work closely with colorectal specialists to diagnose and coordinate treatment for fecal incontinence.
About 1 in 4 women struggle with pelvic health conditions such as:
- Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) – A dropping of the pelvic organs caused by the loss of normal
- Urinary incontinence – Urine leakage when you cough, laugh or sneeze
- Overactive bladder – Spasms of the bladder that cause a sudden urge to urinate, followed by leakage.
- Bowel control disorders – Including constipation, bowel leakage or fecal incontinence
We provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team-based approach with fellowship-trained urogynecological specialists who have more than 70 years of combined experience. Our specialists are supported by more than 30 healthcare professionals from the Summa Women's Health Institute, which offers a wide range of services to women of all ages, from those of childbearing age to post-menopausal women.