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Definition of Skills:
Complex Gynecologic Care: Northwestern Medicine’s Women’s IPHP is a referral center for women needing the highest level of care for their complex gynecologic condition. Our team including physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and urogynecologists are equipped to offer complex gynecologic care for women with pelvic floor disorders (pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence), benign gynecologic surgical conditions, complications of previous gynecologic surgeries, fistulas, congenital genitourinary anomalies, and birth trauma.
Female Pelvic Medicine: Female pelvic medicine focuses on the comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders. At Northwestern Medicine, our urogynecologists provide our patients with individualized and innovative treatment options. Sometimes, to meet the needs of our patients, this will focus on a variety of non-surgical options to manage symptoms attributed to pelvic floor disorders. Our dedicated urogynecology advanced practice nurses specialize in conservative management options and will design and carryout a treatment specifically for you.
Female Urology: Female urology is special expertise focusing on the evaluation and management of urologic conditions that are experienced by women, such as urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, voiding dysfunction, microscopic hematuria, fistulas, and anatomic abnormalities of the genitourinary tract. Urogynecologists with specialized training and certification and a thorough knowledge of the female pelvic floor and lower urinary tract are well suited to provide comprehensive care for women with these urologic conditions.
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery: Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is the use of less invasive techniques to surgically treat gynecologic conditions. Minimally invasive techniques require no or only a few small incisions, rather than one large incision. Urogynecologists at Northwestern Medicine offer minimally invasive gynecologic surgical procedures utilizing a variety of techniques including laparoscopy, robotic assisted surgery, and vaginal surgical procedures. These techniques allow you to resume your quality of life faster. Most minimally invasive surgical procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. The Urogynecologic surgeons at Northwestern have decades of experience utilizing the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures and are able to treat a variety of complex conditions that other centers cannot.
Compared to surgical procedures performed through a traditional incision, minimally invasive surgical procedures include the following benefits:
Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery: Reconstructive pelvic surgery refers to surgery performed to restore normal pelvic floor anatomy and quality of life. This includes surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and complications of previous surgical procedures including genitourinary fistulas, lower urinary tract injuries, vaginal strictures and mesh complications as well as surgery to modify congenital genitourinary anomalies including vaginal agenesis.
Pelvic Floor Gynecologic Care