Most patients aren't familiar with the integrated model of gynecology and urology, but urogynecology — also called female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery — is an OB/GYN surgical sub specialty with a long history. With integrated urology and gynecology services, patients can take care of important gynecological exams and cancer screenings while also addressing concerns related to:
Many urologic and gynecologic problems develop over a lifetime with age and life-changing events, particularly childbirth. That's one reason why clear, consistent health records are so important for identifying gradual but clinically significant changes in your pelvic health. Efficient management of integrated services helps to ensure effective medical record-keeping.
Pelvic floor disorders are a common problem for women that urogynecology services are uniquely prepared to address. The pelvic floor is an important structure made up of a muscular diaphragm and associated connective tissue. It is responsible for supporting your lower abdominal organs, including the:
When the pelvic floor can't provide such support — whether due to mechanical injury or neurological dysfunction — you may feel a range of symptoms that include:
As an experienced physician with a background in both urology and gynecology, Ms. Borohov takes a comprehensive approach to women's pelvic health. Going to a single pelvic health expert potentially saves you the time, money, and aggravation of having to see multiple specialists — who may, in turn, each treat a different separate issue without catching the whole picture or underlying medical problem.
While surgery isn't usually necessary for most pelvic health issues, such techniques can be crucial for the effective treatment of complicated pelvic organ prolapse or in the removal of pelvic cancers. Care teams that regularly provide integrated urology and gynecology services — like Ms. Borohov and her staff at New York Medicine Doctors — are able to offer you cohesive support at each step of your treatment journey:
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