Providing Advanced Treatment Options to Minimize Pelvic Pain
The Temple Urogynecology Program offers advanced treatment options for individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction or injury. When an issue arises with your pelvic floor or pelvic organs, you may experience pain, urinary problems, or pressure. Our goal is to help you regain the strength and flexibility you need to encourage healthy bowel and bladder function, minimize pelvic pain, support sexual function and improve your overall quality of life.
Temple’s urogynecologic team has training and experience evaluating and treating conditions that affect the pelvic organs and pelvic floor. We partner with you to understand your unique goals and condition. Our doctors specialize in urogynecology, pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.
Trust the Experts for Your Pelvic Health
The pelvic floor is an intricate sling-like structure formed by the muscles and ligaments located between your hip bones. Its job is to:
- Support your bladder, bowel, rectum, sexual and reproductive organs
- Move with strength and flexibility
- Control your sphincter muscles
- Maintain healthy sexual function
Pelvic floor disorders are common, yet the personal nature of these conditions can make it difficult for people to discuss with their doctors. We provide you with an environment that welcomes open communication and partnership in managing your urogynecologic condition.
We treat pelvic floor disorders such as:
- Fecal incontinence or leakage, an inability to control bowel movements
- Female sexual dysfunction related to pelvic conditions, such as pain during sex or lack of desire
- Neurogenic bladder, lack of bladder control due to a brain, spinal cord or nerve condition
- Painful bladder syndrome, which causes pressure in the bladder
- Pelvic inflammatory disease, an infection of the reproductive organs
- Pelvic organ prolapse (dropping of the vagina, uterus, cystocele, rectocele), dropping of the vagina or uterus
- Pelvic pain, or pain in the pelvic area for 6 months or longer
- Recto-vaginal fistulas, an abnormal connection between your rectum and vagina
- Urinary incontinence or leakage, an inability to control urination
- Voiding dysfunction, when the bladder does not empty completely
- Vulva disorders, conditions that affect the outer part of the female genital area
Our board-certified specialists treat urogynecologic conditions with a combination of lifestyle changes, physical therapy, medication, conservative procedures, and surgery. When surgery is needed, we consider minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, vaginal and abdominal approaches to reduce pain and encourage faster healing.
Some urogynecologic treatments we offer are:
- Bladder distension, when the bladder stretches with fluid
- Bladder instillation, a treatment also known as a bladder wash
- Bladder surgery, including minimally invasive procedures
- Botox, used to treat overactive bladder or urge incontinence
- Female pelvic and reconstructive surgery
- Interstim therapy, an implantable device to treat overactive bladder
- Medicines such as estrogen and anti-inflammatories
- Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, an implantable device that helps control your bladder by stimulating your tibial nerve
- Pessary, a device placed in the vagina to support the pelvic organs
- Physical therapy for the pelvic floor
- Sacral neuromodulation, or bladder pacemaker
A Pelvic Health Program Dedicated to Your Needs
Temple Health treats pelvic conditions using a multidisciplinary approach. Our team includes some of Philadelphia’s most experienced gynecologists and urologists.
- Our board-certified, fellowship-trained providers are recognized as Top Doctors, Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, as featured in Philadelphia magazine, 2018-2022.
- Innovation in surgical techniques is the Temple standard. When surgery is needed, we first consider minimally invasive approaches to encourage faster healing and less pain.
- Temple is committed to helping you regain your quality of life while respecting your dignity.
- Our providers demonstrate their commitment to caring for all genders and have completed SafeZone training to understand LGBTQ identities, gender, and sexuality.