Our Services

The Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Yale offers evaluation and treatment of:

  • Urinary incontinence (accidental leakage of urine) 
  • Fecal incontinence (accidental leakage of gas or stool) 
  • Pelvic organ prolapse (dropped organs)
  • Interstitial cystitis (bladder wall inflammation)
  • Urinary tract disorders
  • Recurrent or multiple urinary tract/bladder infections
  • Difficulty emptying the bladder
  • Difficulty evacuating stool 
  • Vulvar pain syndrome (vulvodynia)

Treatments by our physicians:

  • Non-surgical treatments, such as biofeedback, functional electrical stimulation, behavioral modification therapy, and periurethral collagen injections.
  • Surgical procedures such as suburethral sling, Burch colposuspension for appropriate patients with incontinence and/or prolapse.

We use state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures to determine the cause of each patient's condition and work with the patient and her referring physician to map out the best course of treatment. We generally employ non-surgical treatments first; however, when surgery becomes necessary, we most often recommend newly developed minimally-invasive methods.

Postpartum Pelvic Rejuvenation

Our postpartum pelvic rejuvenation program helps women regain muscle strength after pregnancy through individually tailored regimens. 

Urogynecology Nurse Practitioner

Our Urogynecology Nure Practitioner instructs one of her patients in the use of biofeedback for the pelvic floor muscle training. This technique often allows a woman suffering from urinary incontinence to avoid surgical treatment.