The Brain and Spine Institute is made up of experts in the field of neuroscience in order to bring patients the best healthcare in East Tennessee for a full range of neurological diseases and disorders.
We provide a treatment plan for each patient’s individual needs. Our staff is experienced in discussing and evaluating these sensitive problems. A comprehensive evaluation may include:
Urogynecology, or Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, as it is formally known, is a subspecialty of Gynecology that focuses on the care of women with pelvic floor disorders such as urinary and fecal leakage (bladder or bowel incontinence), bulging or dropping of the vaginal tissues (prolapse), trouble urinating (voiding dysfunction), trouble passing bowel movements (defacatory dysfunction), and pelvic pain. The field of urogynecology developed in the 1980’s when leading obstetricians and gynecologists observed that the care of women with pelvic floor dysfunction was unsatisfactory and that women with these problems were not receiving the careful attention and effective treatments they deserved.
A urogynecologist is a gynecologist with advanced training and education in the evaluation and treatment of women with urinary symptoms (including involuntary leakage, frequent urination and bladder pain), bowel symptoms (including involuntary leakage and constipation) and pelvic relaxation defects (loss of support of the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus and rectum).
To insure that training for Urogynecologists is of the best quality available, the American Board of OB/GYN (ABOG) and the American Board of Urology (ABU) have joined to accredit those training programs that meet strict guidelines. These programs are called fellowships in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and generally last three years. Fellowship training is in addition to training required for a doctor to practice medicine. Dr. Bryce Bowling is Knoxville's only accredited fellowship-trained Urogynecologist. A physician who has completed a fellowship in Urogynecology will be presented with a specific diploma, detailing his/her credentials. Here is a copy of Dr. Bowling’s Urogynecology fellowship diploma.
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