ChristianaCare

All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Urogynecology

Urogynecology consultation

Urogynecology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders, which affect the muscles, ligaments, connective tissues and nerves that support the bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum.

However, having these conditions doesn’t mean you have to put up with them. Our experts are here to help with all aspects of urogynecology to help you live in comfort.

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. 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.

Schedule an appointment

To make an appointment, please call one of the numbers below at an office convenient to you.

Conditions we can treat

Our Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery treats women who are experiencing the following:

  • Prolapse – A common condition where an organ stretches down into or out of the vagina as the result of pregnancy, childbirth or other actions. Organs that can drop from their normal position include the bladder, uterus and rectum. Treatments can include exercises to strengthen muscles, insertion of a pessary to hold the vagina in place or in some cases, surgery to correct and repair.
  • Urinary incontinence – The uncontrolled loss of urine from the bladder, which can occur at any time. We offer treatment for all types so that you can live in comfort and dignity.
  • Fecal incontinence – The involuntary loss of fecal matter or gas. A common condition with up to 11% of women experiencing it, we offer a number of treatments including medical, strengthening exercises, implants and surgery.
  • Vulvodynia and vulvar vestibulitis – A condition associated with pain in the opening of the vagina which is experienced by women of all ages. Treatments can include medication, behaviour management, strengthening exercises, diet adjustment and the treatment of related conditions. Other options include injection, therapy and surgery.
  • Urinary-tract infection – Occurs when bacteria contaminate any part of the normally sterile system of organs and tubes that process, store and move urine through and out of the body. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra. We can treat a number of infections with antibiotics, as well as investigate any underlying causes.
  • Interstitial cystitis – Also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome affects at least 3-8 million of women in the US. Treatments can include medication, diet modification, strengthening the pelvic floor, medicating the bladder, implant of a device or surgery.
  • Genital fistula – A drainage problem in the bladder or bowel caused by the formation of a hole between these organs.
  • Sexual dysfunction.

How are these conditions treated?

Once our doctors determine the cause of your pelvic-floor disorder, they may provide a variety of treatment options, including:

  • Medications.
  • Physical therapy.
  • Behavior modification.
  • Alternative medicine.
  • Reconstruction of the pelvic floor using both minimally-invasive and more complicated surgical techniques. Specialties include vaginal, abdominal, laparoscopic and robotic surgery using da Vinci technology.

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