Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery
Don’t Suffer From Incontinence Any Longer!
Imagine doing something as simple as laughing without pain or embarrassment. No leaking, no cringing, no hiding, no worrying. VPFW’s own urogynecologist Dr. Ramzi Aboujaoude is dedicated to helping women like you overcome the discomfort and inconvenience of leaky bladder (incontinence) and pelvic floor disorders like prolapse of the vagina, bladder, and/or uterus, which can result from childbirth, menopause, heavy lifting, chronic coughing, severe constipation, chronic disease, and even genetics.
Does Leaky Bladder Affect You?
Stress urinary incontinence, or leaky bladder, is a common problem affecting 1 in 3 women over age 45, and half of all women over age 65. And, the loss of urine typically occurs during activities that increase abdominal pressure, like exercising, sneezing, coughing, and laughing.
Pelvic floor disorders affect the set of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the lowest part of the pelvis. Importantly, the pelvic floor supports a woman’s internal organs, including the bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum. When these muscles tear or weaken, women may experience pain and urinary or bowel incontinence. Other symptoms include descent or hernia of pelvic organs. Also, difficulty urinating or having a bowel movement and overactive bladder is common. In worst cases, fistulas occur, which are an abnormal hole between the vagina and either the rectum, uterus, or urethra.
As a certified specialist in Urogynecology, which is a subspecialty of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Dr. Aboujaoude has more focused expertise beyond the average gynecologist’s training and experience. This specialty option is a real benefit to our patients and is part of VPFW’s commitment to providing exceptional care.