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If you experience leaking of urine or difficulty controlling your bowels, you aren’t alone.
Half of all women are likely to experience some incontinence in their lifetime and about
10% will have surgery for incontinence and/or prolapse – a bulging of the bladder, bowel
or vagina often caused by weakened or damaged muscles from pregnancy and childbirth.
Fortunately, most incontinence problems can be successfully treated, and women will
find revolutionary new options available today at The University of Tennessee Medical
Center’s Urogynecology office.
The specialists of UT Urogynecology provide professional and sensitive care for women
with incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. Our patients are provided a variety of
highly effective, non-surgical approaches including medications, behavioral therapies
and support devices. For those who need surgery, the latest, minimally invasive
techniques usually allow women to go home the same day and recover more rapidly than
• Comprehensive clinical evaluation
• Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of urge urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, uterine prolapse and other pelvic relaxation problems
• Office fitting and placement of vaginal support device (pessary) for prolapse and stress urinary incontinence
• Behavioral therapy, including pelvic floor muscle therapy for urinary and bowel incontinence (biofeedback and electrical stimulation as needed)
• Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence, including new minimally invasive vaginal, robotic and laparoscopic approaches
• Neurostimulation therapy for refractory urge urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, and voiding dysfunction
• Botox therapy for refractory urge urinary incontinence