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UAB Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
The specialists of the UAB Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery division provide professional and sensitive care for women with incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. When you visit THE UROGYNECOLOGY CARE CLINIC, you are provided with a variety of highly effective, non-surgical approaches to incontinence, including medications, support devices and for women needing surgery, the latest, minimally invasive techniques that usually allow women to go home the same day and recover quickly.
|The National Association for Continence (NAFC) has named UAB's Continence and Urogynecology Care Clinics its first Center of Excellence: Continence Care.|
If you experience leaking of urine or difficulty controlling your bowels, you aren’t alone. Half of all women are likely to experience some incontinence in their lifetime, and about 10 percent will have surgery for incontinence and/or prolapse—a bulging of the bladder or vagina often caused by weakened muscles from pregnancy or childbirth. Fortunately, most incontinence problems can be successfully treated. Women will find revolutionary new options available today, many of which were researched and developed right here at UAB.
Our physicians offer a full spectrum of one-on-one services for patients, including:
- Comprehensive clinical evaluation
- Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of urge urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, uterine prolapse and other pelvic relaxation problems
- Office fitting and placement of vaginal support device (pessary) for prolapse and stress urinary incontinence
- Behavioral therapy including pelvic floor muscle therapy for urinary and bowel incontinence (biofeedback and electrical stimulation as needed) is offered in collaboration with the Continence Clinic.
- Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence including new minimally invasive vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches
- Neurostimulation therapy for refractory urge urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence and voiding dysfunction
- Botox therapy for refractory urge urinary incontinence
Our Physicians and Nurse Practitioner
Our physicians and nurse practitioner in The Urogynecology Care Clinic work with the physicians and nurse practitioner in the Continence Clinic, a service of the division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care. The Continence Clinic provides specialized non-surgical continence care for both women and men.
We provide a treatment plan for each patient’s individual needs. Our staff is experienced in discussing and evaluating these sensitive problems. A comprehensive evaluation may include:
- Physical examination similar to that which you undergo during your annual exam and Pap smear
- Bladder studies
- Cystoscopy, in which a thin tube is placed inside the urethra to view the inside of the urethra and bladder
- Urodynamic testing, an evaluation to check the function of the lower urinary tract, which consists of the bladder, urethra and the voluntary and involuntary sphincter muscles
- Bowel studies
- Anorectal physiology studies, tests to evaluate the anal sphincter, pelvic muscles, nerve function and rectal function
UAB Urogynecology Care Clinic is located on the first floor of The Kirklin Clinic at 2000 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment or get more information, call (205) 996-7870.