What Kind of Treatments Do We Offer for Congenital Anomalies?
Managing symptoms directly related to anatomic variation
Women with congenital genitourinary (GU) anomalies presenting with symptoms can typically have their symptoms managed with a variety of surgical and non-surgical options.
As each woman is unique, treatment plans are highly individualized to address her specific needs.
As such, we have developed a multidisciplinary program composed of providers from female pelvic medicine and reproductive surgery (urogynecology), reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI), and Pediatric surgery, sexual counselors, and pelvic floor physical therapists.
Managing reproductive outcomes in women with GU anomalies
While variations of the urinary tract might not affect a woman’s reproductive potential, they might pose specific problems during pregnancy.
In addition, women with previously surgically addressed/corrected anomalies are at risk for developing complications. Often times these circumstances requires specialty input from urogynecologic specialists with familiarity in complex GU anomalies.
Anticipating and managing reproductive health and sexual health aspects
Women with congenital GU anomalies can often develop symptoms related to pelvic organ prolapse (walls of the vagina and or uterus falling down) or urinary incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine).
While these symptoms can typically be managed with a variety of surgical and nonsurgical interventions, the presence of a congenital GU anomaly requires special and careful evaluation by a physician with experience treating this population.
Women’s sexual health can also be affected, and we offer a variety of treatment modalities to assist with improving women’s sexual function and satisfaction.