Urogynecology Pelvic Floor
The Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida focuses on the treatment of Pelvic Floor dysfunction in women. Cleveland Clinic Florida's Pelvic Floor Center has been designated a Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care in Women by the National Association for Continence. Cleveland Clinic Florida is the first medical center on the east coast and the third in the nation to receive this designation.
The Female Pelvic Floor encompasses the anatomic organs between the pubic bone and the sacrum. Therefore, this section is primarily focused on the treatment of bladder dysfunction, including urinary incontinence, as well as disorders of genital and pelvic support including genital prolapse (i.e. dropped bladder or uterus).
The section functions within the larger Pelvic Floor Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida which includes the Section of Female Urology as well as the Department of Colorectal Surgery to provide comprehensive care for women with other pelvic floor dysfunction problems including fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse, sexual dysfunction, as well as complex lower urinary tract problems
The Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery is academically based and provides care that is evidence-based, as well. The care provided is based on previous clinical studies, which have demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of specific conditions. The academic focus of this section is exemplified of the existence of a post-graduate fellowship-training program in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. The Department of Gynecology does not have a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology. The Fellowship program includes individuals who have completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and aim to obtain further training in academic urogynecology.
Academic Urogynecologic Activities
- CME activities
- Recent publications
- Presentations at scientific meetings
- Professional activities
- Awards and recognitions
Cleveland Clinic South Florida Resources
A urogynecologist can help you with urinary incontinence or other problems associated with the pelvic floor, urologic, gynecologic and rectal organs. Learn more about these conditions and the variety of treatments available.
Urodynamic testing provides information on your bladder and urethral to help your urogynecologist develop an appropriate treatment plan for your bladder or vaginal condition. Learn more about this testing procedure.
Local Estrogen Creme
Local estrogen in a cream or tablet form is a safe way of improving the quality of your pelvic tissues and reducing the symptoms of urogenital atrophy. Learn more about why it may be prescribed and the benefits.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises improve urinary leakage and help to suppress a strong urge to void. Find more information on proper techniques.
Cystoscopy is a test that allows your urogynecologist to visualize the inside of your bladder and evaluate the structure of the urethra. Learn more about this procedure and why it’s performed.
Bulking Agent Injections
Transurethral bulking agent injections help close the urethra to prevent urinary incontinence or urinary urgency and frequency. Find out more about the procedure and what to expect.
If a suprapubic catheter is used to drain your bladder, you must track your bladder functioning and train your bladder to return to normal function. Get more detail on tracking urinary output.