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The surgical sub-speciality that is a combination of the specialities – urology and gynaecology is known as urogynaecology. Doctors who receive additional training in urology and related part of gynaecology which helps them treat women with pelvic floor disorders are known as urogynaecologists.
What are the surgeries performed by urogynaecologists?
Some of the surgical procedures performed by urogynaecologists are vaginal hysterectomy, cystocele repair, uterosacral ligament fixation, anal sphincter reconstruction, and urethroplasty.
What are the symptoms of a pelvic organ prolapse for which I need to see a urogynaecologist?
The warning signs that indicate a pelvic organ prolapse are a dragging discomfort inside your vagina, a feeling of heaviness around your genitals and lower tummy, a lump bulging out of your vagina, recurring urinary tract infections, and difficulty in emptying your bowel. You should visit a urogynaecologist if you notice any of these symptoms.
What is the difference between a urogynaecologist and gynaecologist?
The major difference between a urogynaecologist and gynaecologist is that the former is a surgeon while the latter does not usually perform surgeries. Gynaecologists usually treat common health problems in women while urogynaecologists are trained to treat more complex disorders in women and perform surgeries if required.
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