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Urogynecology 

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Many women face personal health problems that impair their quality of life. Most of these conditions are unique to women - including urinary incontinence and genital prolapse. Many women are unaware that effective medical solutions to these uncomfortable, and frequently disabling conditions, do exist.

Women & Infants is one of just eight medical centers from across the US, and the only one in the Northeast, to be selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to participate in the national Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN), working collaboratively to develop and perform research studies related to women with pelvic floor disorders.

 

Urogynecology Team

Urinary Incontinence

If you are incontinent, you are not alone. There are more than 10 million women who suffer from incontinence in America today. That's about one in four between the ages of 30 and 59. Just in Rhode Island, that amounts to more than 50,000 women coping with the problem.
» Urinary Incontinence
» Preparing for InterStim - Video
» Managing Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
» See the Channel 10 interview with Division Director Dr. Deborah Myers


What causes incontinence?
There are a wide variety of reasons why women become incontinent. It could be the result of pelvic muscle damage from pregnancy, infections, spinal injury, drug side effects, or the result of other conditions such as obesity or diabetes. Frequently there is a common family inherited predisposition to pelvic support weakness, leading to bulging pelvic discomfort and urinary incontinence.
» Symptoms and Causes of Incontinence
» Diagnosis

There are many ways to treat incontinence
Some 15 different surgical procedures can help. There are also other medical interventions such as medication or exercise that can either cure or alleviate incontinence.
» Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
» Other Treatments for Urinary Incontinence
» Lifestyle Changes to Manage Urinary Incontinence


Rhode Island Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders at W&I
This network has been created to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and therapy for women with pelvic floor disorders. The Network provides a comprehensive service that includes both clinical care and organizational oversight.
» More Information
 

Current Research Studies
Women & Infants is currently enrolling patients in research studies to treat female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
» ROSETTA - Studying therapies to relieve urinary urge incontinence
» SUPeR - Study of Uterine Prolapse Procedures- Randomized Trial
» UI-CAT - Urinary Incontinence- Computerized Adaptive Testing
» Pelvic Organ Prolapse Study - Quality of Life and Goal Attainment of Women Seeking Treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
» CAPABLe - Controlling Anal Incontinence by Performing Anal Exercises with Biofeedback or Loperamide
» ESTEEM - Studying therapies to treat mixed urinary incontinence

Incontinence Products
» Depends.com
» Homedeliverymedical.com


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Answers to your most pressing questions
  Contact
W&I Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
695 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-453-7560
Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
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  Web-Exclusive Q&A
Here are answers to some of your frequently asked questions.
» Genital Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence
» Urogynecology
  About Us
The Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery provides consultations, diagnosis and recommendations for treatment and care, offering a range of treatment, both surgical and non-surgical.
» More About Us
  No Show Policy
We have a policy for missed appointments at all Women & Infants' physician practices.
» Policy
  Our Staff
Our physicians come from a wide geographic area, many affiliated with Brown Medical School, to study and observe. It is a center devoted entirely to research, education, diagnosis and treatment of women's urogynecologic health problems.
» Clinical Staff Bios
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