Urinary incontinence, or loss of bladder control, may make laughing or sneezing embarrassing. Approximately 30 percent of women suffer from some form of urinary leakage and it can happen to women very early on in their lives. While come common factors affect pelvic health, including age, childbirth and previous abdominal surgeries, these are not simply a part of aging and are not normal in women at any age. The first step to better pelvic health begins with an evaluation by a qualified physician.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General is proud to offer patients a unique and comprehensive approach to urogynecolgic care. Our office provides the convenience of physician consultation, urodynamic testing and pelvic floor therapy all in one location.
Our educational approach helps patients understand what may be affecting their pelvic floor, what they can do on their own to help improve their condition, medical and surgical options that may be available and if pelvic floor rehabilitation can also help.
What We Treat
We offer services that help address the following female conditions:
- Chronic constipation
- Fecal incontinence
- Hematuria (blood in the urine)
- Painful intercourse
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Rectal (anal) fistula
- Rectal prolapse
- Recurring urinary tract infections
- Urinary incontinence
- Urogynecology issues
- Vaginal (vesicovaginal) fistula
Many non-surgical and surgical treatment options are available to women for these conditions.
Our staff is made up of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners.
Akron Urogynecology Associates
2603 W. Market Street, Suite 210
Akron, OH 44313