Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders

Childbirth puts you at risk for pelvic floor disorders such as urinary or fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. More than 20 percent of women suffer in silence and embarrassment from incontinence or overactive bladder, not knowing where to turn for help.

UT Southwestern has one of the largest divisions of urogynecology in the country. We offer a full range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments for urinary and pelvic floor conditions such as:

Treatments for Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders

Our urodynamics laboratory provides a comprehensive array of diagnostic studies to determine the cause of urinary and fecal incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. Once a diagnosis has been made, we offer the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.

Nonsurgical Treatments

Our nonsurgical services include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Counseling
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Medications
  • Pessary therapy (vaginal support device)
  • Physical therapy

Surgical Treatments

Our surgical options include:

  • Collagen injections
  • InterStim (a nerve-stimulating device that helps control overactive bladder, fecal incontinence, and urinary retention)
  • Vaginal, abdominal, or laparoscopic repair of pelvic structures

Women with incontinence, bladder dysfunction, or infertility conditions can also be treated by our female urology service.

Clinical Research

You also have access to research treatment protocols developed by the National Institutes of Health's Pelvic Floor Disorders Network and the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network.

Request an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a urogynecologist and pelvic floor specialist, or for more information about our services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.