Dr. Marsha Guess examines a new patient before discussing treatment options.

We treat women with disorders arising from pelvic floor dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and interstitial cystitis. Urogynecology, a subfield of gynecology, deals with pelvic floor dysfunction, a range of symptoms caused by damage to the muscles of the pelvic floor. Our specialists help women understand their condition, recognize their symptoms and match them with the treatment that best suits their comfort level and lifestyle.

Many people assume pelvic floor disorders only affect a small number of elderly or disabled women, or are an unavoidable consequence of aging. However, they are actually very common -- one in three adult women suffer from incontinence or prolapse -- and are very treatable.

Our patients receive care and treatment at our Pelvic Medicine and Continence Center. The center offers a wide range of treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical. Our doctors are active researchers working to further advance understanding of pelvic floor dysfunction. One of our primary research goals is to develop minimally-invasive treatment options so that our patients are the first to benefit from these advances.