Urogynecology

Our physicians perform a number of innovative techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic floor disorders.

Denver Health Urogynecology provides both basic and advanced urodynamic testing to evaluate women with urinary disorders. Our physicians are further specialized in evaluating and treating pelvic floor disorders. There are many different treatments available for urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse. Our physicians perform numerous procedures for the treatment of incontinence and prolapse. For urinary incontinence, different types of outpatient procedures performed include the tension free vaginal tape procedure, transobturator vaginal tapes and sacral neuromodulation. To treat pelvic organ prolapse, common short stay procedures performed include laparoscopic and open sacral colpopexy, vaginal reconstruction with native tissue repair, or mesh implantation and explantation of vaginal mesh.

Our physicians also provide innovative office procedures including peripheral nerve electrode placement and botox intramuscular (bladder) injections for severe urge incontinence, trigger point injections for pelvic pain and transurethral bulking agent injections for stress incontinence.

For more information about women's pelvic health issues, please visit the American Urogynecologic Society website.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is a downward descent of female pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus and the small or large bowel, resulting in protrusion of the vagina, uterus or both. Prolapse development can be attributed to several factors, including vaginal child birth, advancing age and obesity. Vaginal delivery, hysterectomy, chronic straining, normal aging and abnormalities of connective tissue or connective-tissue repair predispose some women to disruption, stretching or dysfunction of the connective-tissue attachments.