Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery
Pelvic-floor disorders, which are disorders that affect the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that support the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum, can hold you back from living the life you want. But you do not have to tolerate incontinence, displacement of your reproductive or urinary organs or other problems associated with these common but little-discussed medical problems.
The Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery has the expertise to end the heavy sensation in your pelvis or bladder problems that limit your activities. We can correct pelvic organ prolapse—when the organs slip out of place because of weakened muscles and ligaments—and help you get control of frequent urges to urinate, extra trips to the bathroom and loss of urine.
Our physicians are board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and are the only urogynecologists in Delaware board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. This additional training helps them better understand the interworking of the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum, and comprehensively diagnose and treat the weakened muscles and tissues that hold these organs in place.
Treatment options include physical therapy, medications and surgery. Surgery may be outpatient, minimally invasive or major, depending on your needs and preference. Our patients also may be able to participate in research clinical trials, providing access to potential new treatments for pelvic-organ prolapse and urinary incontinence.
Conditions we treat
The Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery treats women who are experiencing:
- Prolapse, which is the dropping of the uterus, bladder or rectum into the vagina.
- Urinary incontinence.
- Fecal incontinence.
- Pelvic pain, including high-tone pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and vulvodynia and vulvar vestibulitis.
- Urinary-tract infection.
- Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome.
- Genital fistula, which is a drainage problem in the bladder or bowel caused by the formation of a hole between these organs.
- Sexual dysfunction.
Christiana Care Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery
Medical Arts Pavilion 2
4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1208, Newark, DE 19713 directions
Christiana Care Concord Health Center
161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 directions
610-361-1030, option 9
Smyrna Health & Wellness Center
100 S. Main Street, Suite 215
Smyrna, DE 19977 directions