Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Enloe Medical Center offers specialized urogynecology services, pelvic exams and expertise in vaginal surgery.
A female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon, also known as a urogynecologist, is a physician who has special training to diagnose and treat women with pelvic floor disorders.
The pelvic floor is formed by a group of muscles, in the shape of a hammock, across the pelvis. These muscles hold the organs in place, like the bladder, uterus, vagina and intestines, among others.
Urogynecologists are physicians who complete medical school and a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, or urology with additional years of fellowship training and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
If you suffer from a pelvic floor disorder, contact us to get the help you need. There’s no need to see multiple specialists, or travel to Sacramento or the Bay Area. You can see a board-certified surgeon right here in Chico. If you think you’re having pelvic floor issues, ask your doctor for a referral.
Who Should See a Urogynecologist?
According to the National Institutes of Health, one-third of women in the United States suffer from a pelvic floor disorder. This happens when the pelvic muscles become weak or injured. Our caring and compassionate team can treat:
Female Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Pelvic organ prolapse, which occurs when the pelvic muscles can’t support one or more of the organs, causing them to drop and press on the vagina
- Fecal incontinence/accidental bowel leakage
- Complicated constipation and defecatory dysfunction
- Postpartum vaginal tears and pain
- Skin disorders
Female Sexual Dysfunction
- Dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
- Persistent genital arousal disorder
Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Interstitial cystitis
- Pelvic floor spasms
- Pudendal neuralgia
Overactive Bladder Symptoms & UTIs
- Urinary incontinence (bladder control issues)
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
In severe cases of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic surgery is often recommended. Enloe’s urogynecology specialists offer a full range of surgical options, providing the least invasive treatment to match the patient’s specific needs.
Robotic laparoscopic surgery is a state-of-the-art approach that is rapidly gaining popularity. The da VinciTM robot provides high resolution, 3D visualization. The enhanced arm movement has greater dexterity than the human arm. This allows superior instrumentation of tissues and operative precision. Learn more about robotic-assisted surgery.
Watch this video to see how robotic-assisted surgery helped this patient and see how she’s doing today.