Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery

Pelvic pain and discomfort can change the way you live your life – but it doesn’t have to be this way. As the only urogynecology provider in Central Georgia specialized in pelvic floor disorders, Atrium Health Navicent Women’s Care offers a variety of options for incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic floor conditions.

From in-office treatments to minimally invasive surgeries, count on us to find the best solution to get you back to living, comfortably.

Why choose Atrium Health Navicent?

  • Highly specialized care: In addition to our extensive training and advanced treatments, we’re the only urogynecology team in Central Georgia that treats pelvic floor disorders.
  • Innovative treatment options: We offer diagnosis and treatment, as well as minimally invasive surgical options, to help you find relief and recover as quickly and comfortably as possible.
  • Experienced team: Beyond our expertise in pelvic floor disorders, our specialists are highly trained in gynecology and obstetrics. We understand the unique health needs of women at every stage of life and know how important it is to have an individualized treatment plan to address your concerns.

Patient Care – What We Treat

Pelvic floor disorders affect the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that typically support your pelvic organs. At Atrium Health Navicent Women’s Care, our experts have extensive experience in treating both the common and complex, as well as helping patients who are experiencing more than one pelvic floor disorder at once.

Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Vesicovaginal fistula
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Urinary retention
  • Vaginal mesh complications
  • Labial hypertrophy

Diagnosis and Testing

Many women with pelvic floor disorders know something is wrong – they just don’t know what. Through diagnostic testing, our specialists can pinpoint the cause of your pain or discomfort and begin working on a solution.

Some diagnostic tools for pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Urodynamic testing: This test is used to determine if there are any issues with how your bladder stores and empties urine.
  • Cystoscopy: This test uses a small camera to evaluate the inside of your bladder and urethra.
  • Peripheral nerve evaluation (PNE): This simple test determines if a sacral neuromodulation implant is right for you in treating urge incontinence, overactive bladder, frequent urination and other conditions.

Treatments

Though very common, pelvic floor disorders often go untreated because women don’t know they have options. At Atrium Health Navicent Women’s Care, we offer a variety of treatments and procedures, including minimally invasive surgical techniques.

In-office treatments

  • Pessary: A pessary is a device that’s fitted and placed into the vagina to help alleviate the pressure and bulge symptoms associated with prolapse.
  • Intradetrusor botulinum toxin injections: If you’re on medications for urinary incontinence or overactive bladder, these injections – given every few months – have been shown to help relieve the urge.
  • Urethral bulking injections: To treat urinary incontinence, a bulking agent can be injected to strengthen the urethra wall.
  • Trigger point injections: Also called pudendal blocks, these injections go into your pelvic floor muscles to improve pain and function.
  • Sacral neuromodulation: Also called peripheral nerve evaluation (PNE), this implant uses electrical stimulation to treat various urinary issues, including overactive bladder and difficulty urinating.
  • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS): This implant uses cutaneous electrical stimulation (low voltage electrical currents) to treat various urinary issues, including overactive bladder and difficulty urinating.

Surgical treatments

There are several procedures and approaches to treat pelvic organ prolapse, including laparoscopic, robotic and vaginal surgeries, as well as obliterative options for severe cases. Some surgeries include:

Pelvic organ prolapse repair
Urinary incontinence correction
Fecal incontinence correction
Additional procedures
  • Hysterectomy: This surgery involves the removal of the uterus and is one of the most common surgeries women undergo in their lifetime.
  • Fistula repair: To correct the unwanted opening between body parts, we offer a vesicovaginal fistula repair (to repair an opening between the bladder and the vagina) and rectovaginal fistula repair (to correct an opening between the rectum or anus and vagina).
  • Reconstructive pelvic surgery: This procedure is used to rebuild your anatomy and restore its function.
  • Transvaginal mesh removal: This procedure helps relieve symptoms or complications of previous vaginal mesh surgery.
  • Labial reconstruction (labiaplasty): When medically necessary, this procedure corrects discomfort associated with hypertrophic labia, or enlarged labia.

Providers

Our board-certified urogynecologists and pelvic health specialists are highly trained in the health needs of women and have deep expertise treating all types of pelvic floor disorders.

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Atrium Health Navicent Women's Care Urogynecology & Pelvic Surgery
682 Hemlock St., Suite 210
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: 478-633-5300