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ProHealth's urogynecology services offer life-changing solutions for women with pelvic floor conditions. To schedule an appointment at our Mukwonago, Oconomowoc or Waukesha locations, call:

262-928-2594

 


Prolapse Overview

Sarit Aschkenazi, MD
Urogynecologist


Incontinence Overview

Katherine Stevenson, MD
Urogynecologist

We listen. We understand. We can help. Learn how.

Understanding urogynecology

A urogynecologist is an obstetrician/gynecologist who specializes in caring for women with pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor includes the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that help support and control the pelvic organs ― the uterus, vagina, bladder and rectum.

Childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic diseases or surgery can weaken the pelvic floor and cause pelvic floor disorders, including:

  • Incontinence – leaking or loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Prolapse – weakening of the pelvic muscles that cause the pelvic organs to descend
  • Emptying disorders – difficulty urinating or moving bowels, including chronic constipation
  • Pelvic discomfort – pain or burning in the pelvis
  • Overactive bladder – urge to urinate frequently

One-third of women will experience a pelvic floor condition in their lifetime. While remarkably common, many women are reluctant to seek help because of embarrassment or the stigma associated with these conditions. ProHealth Care’s urogynecology experts help women find effective treatment options and regain their quality of life.

Treatment options

ProHealth Care uses advanced diagnostic testing to determine how to best treat pelvic floor conditions. Depending on the severity of the condition, our experts may recommend the following options:

  • Behavior and dietary modifications

  • Physical therapy

  • Medications

  • MonaLisa TouchTM  only intravaginal laser approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of vaginal dryness

  • Biofeedback (pelvic floor muscle retraining) – used to gain awareness and control of pelvic muscles to improve coordination and tone

  • Nerve modulation – stimulation of nerves that control the bladder to successfully eliminate or reduce overactive bladder

  • Pelvic floor reconstruction – using minimally invasive surgery techniques, including robotic surgery

Our team of experts

Our multidisciplinary team includes urogynecologists, advanced practice nurses and other specialists who listen carefully to women’s needs and develop individualized treatment plans to improve quality of life or repair damage.

Our board-certified physicians are also fellowship-trained in female pelvic health and reconstructive surgery. Each has received extensive training in minimally invasive techniques, which can mean less bleeding, less pain, less risk of infection, less scarring and a faster recovery.