Millions of women experience the inconvenience, discomfort, and embarrassment of urinary incontinence and other types of voiding dysfunctions. Most women are reluctant to discuss these problems with their doctor out of embarrassment or because they believe that it is a natural process of aging and giving birth.
At Teverbaugh, Croland and Mueller OB/GYN & Associates, we are highly motivated to provide unique and progressive care for patients suffering from voiding and pelvic floor dysfunction. Our approach is not only interventional but also educational and supportive.
We have put together a multi-step evaluation program that can be accomplished in our office. It begins first with the recognition of a problem. From there, the patient will be examined by a doctor highly trained in the field of uro-gynecology, which is a combination of both urology and gynecology. The bladder is in a unique location with the uterus, vagina and rectum. Most cases of voiding dysfunction occur with some degree of pelvic prolapse (cystocele, rectocele or uterine prolapse.) To ignore any of these defects would be detrimental to the overall treatment success.
The next step is to develop a treatment plan, which will be highly tailored to meet your goals and restore your life to normalcy. Treatment can range from pessary placement for pelvic prolapse to pelvic floor retraining using kegal exercises, or may involve further evaluation with in office urodynamic testing. Although some women may require corrective surgery, we believe in trying conservative measures first, instead of going straight to the operating room.