Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
“Accidental bladder or bowel leakage can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing for many women. You may feel like you need to give up exercising, going to social functions or even leaving the house. We are here to provide you with a comfortable place to talk about the treatments available to regain your ability to achieve your best life.”
Beth Leary, MD, Urogynecology, Spectrum Health Medical Group
A urogynecologist (reconstructive pelvic surgeon) is a specially trained obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/ GYN) who treats women with female pelvic floor disorders. Some of the common problems treated by a urogynecologist include: urinary incontinence or leakage, pelvic organ prolapse (dropping of the vagina, uterus, cystocele, rectocele) and overactive bladder (OAB). A urogynecologist is qualified to diagnose, treat, and surgically repair these conditions. We offer expertise in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, a unique subspecialty in West Michigan. Our clinicians are leaders in their field and have dedicated their careers to restoring comfort and normal function for even complex conditions.
Your pelvic floor is the set of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue in your pelvis. It provides support to your pelvic organs (bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum), prevents the pelvic organs from falling down or out of your body, and helps these organs to function properly. When the pelvic floor is weak or damaged (often called a pelvic floor disorder), you may experience: loss of bladder or bowel control; bulging or protrusion of tissue from the vagina; difficulty urinating or moving the bowels; a frequent need to void; and bladder pressure, urgency or difficulty holding back urine.
Our Urogynecology Team can Help With:
- Incontinence (accidental loss of urine or stool)
- Prolapse (vaginal bulge or pressure often called cystocele, rectocele, or uterine prolapse)
- Minimally invasive vaginal & robotic surgery
- Pessary management
- Mesh complications
- Fistula (abnormal hole between the vagina, rectum, or bladder)
- Pelvic floor physical therapy
To learn more about treating pelvic floor issues and symptoms call 616.391.3304.