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What is Urogynecology

What is Urogynecology?

A urogynecologist specializes in the treatment of the pelvic floor disorders. These disorders occur when the wall of the pelvic floor becomes weakened or damaged during childbirth, high-impact physical activity or repetitive heavy lifting. Obesity along with certain diseases and surgery may also cause pelvic floor disorders.
The pelvic floor includes the muscles and connective tissue that support the:

  • Bladder
  • Vagina
  • Uterus
  • Rectum

What types of pelvic disorders does a urogynecologist treat?

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Frequency and Urgency
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Cystocele
    • Rectocele
    • Uterine Prolapse
    • Vaginal Vault Prolapse
    • Perineal Prolapse
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Myomectomy
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Pain

We understand dealing with pelvic disorders can be uncomfortable and confusing. Our team employs a wide range of approaches to help patients with these sometimes life-limiting conditions, as we strive to facilitate communication, maintain dignity and ensure wellness.

To make an appointment with Westside Ob/Gyn and Urogynecology's urgogynecologist, Paul Makela, MD, please call 734-655-1980.

Dr. Makela also specializes the gynecological use of the minimally-invasive da Vinci robotic surgery system. For more information about the use of the da Vinci, please click here.

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