Our specialists in Urogynecology provide professional and sensitive care for women with incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. Our patients are provided a variety of highly effective, non-surgical approaches including medications, behavioral therapies, and support devices. For those who need surgery, the latest minimally invasive techniques usually allow women to go home the same day and recover quickly.
What is a Urogynecologist?
A urogynecologist is a gynecologist with advanced training and education in the evaluation and treatment of women with urinary symptoms (including involuntary leakage, frequent urination and bladder pain), bowel symptoms (including involuntary leakage and constipation) and pelvic relaxation defects (loss of support of the pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus and rectum).
Our program offers 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)
- Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence including new minimally invasive vaginal, robotic, and laparoscopic approaches
- Neurostimulation therapy for refractory urge urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, and voiding dysfunction
- Botox therapy for refractory urge urinary incontinence
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
For More Information or to make an appointment or for more information please call 865-305-5940.
1932 Alcoa Highway
Building C, Suite 450
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Phone (865) 305-5940
Fax (865) 305-5941