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Gynecologic Care at Baylor Dallas 

Women Can Gain Control

For millions of women, urinary incontinence is a daily concern, yet the stigma and the embarrassing nature of the condition make it uncomfortable to seek treatment. There is no need to suffer in silence because the good news is that it can be treated and controlled, if not cured.

A multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to pelvic floor disorders is offered at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Urinary and anal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder and voiding dysfunction are treated with a wide range of conservative, non-surgical and surgical treatments. We offer services to effectively address your urologic issues, allowing you to regain your desired quality of life.

Urinary Incontinence

Urogynecologists (an obstetrician/gynecologist who specializes in the care of women with pelvic floor dysfunction) and general ob/gyn physicians on the medical staff at Baylor offer comprehensive evaluation of female bladder and pelvic floor function, include urodynamics testing and cystoscopy. A broad spectrum of management and treatment options include:

  • Biofeedback
  • Diet Modification
  • Bladder Retraining
  • Medications
  • Support Devices
  • Surgical Option

Causes of Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is often triggered by other diseases or problems that affect your body. Include:

  • Bladder muscles that are weak or overactive
  • Thinning of the skin in the vagina or urethra in women, particularly after menopause
  • Pelvic muscles weakened or stretched by childbirth
  • Conditions that affect bladder control, like multiple sclerosis, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Obesity
  • Chronic cough

Stress incontinence is a urine leakage that happens during activity that causes pressure on the bladder such as laughing, coughing or sneezing.

Urge incontinence is a urine leakage that occurs before a woman has a chance to get to the restroom in response to an urge to urinate. Women with this type of leakage may also experience frequent urge to urinate.

Treatment Options

Stress incontinence can be effectively treated with pelvic floor exercises, devices that block the loss of urine, or surgery. Urge incontinence is commonly treated with medications, biofeedback, or electrical stimulation to the nerves that control the bladder. The important thing to note is there are a wide variety of non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

Discuss treatment options with your doctor or search for an urogynecologist.

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus, is a recommended intervention in a variety gynecologic conditions, including:

  • Abnormal excessive bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Uterine cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Endometriosis

Gynecologists on Baylor University Medical Center’s medical staff can perform hysterectomies using a variety of minimally invasive techniques which may result in:

  • Less pain and scarring
  • Smaller incisions (usually 1 to 2 centimeters)
  • Decreased blood loss
  • Faster recovery time
  • Quicker return to daily activities

A gynecologist can help advise what the best surgical options are for you. To find a doctor who specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery, search our online physician directory.

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