Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information Learn More
A urogynecologist is an obstetrician/gynecologist who has specialized in the care of women with pelvic floor disorders.
The pelvic floor is the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that help support and control the rectum, uterus, vagina and bladder. The pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or surgery. When you are unable to control the musclese in your pelvic floor to have a bowell mvoement, it is called pelvic floor dysfunction.
An estimated 1 in 4 women will suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction at some point in their lives, and as women age, the likelihood of a pelvic floor disorder increases. The likelidhood of developing a pelvic floor disorder is higher for women who are overweight or obese and for women who have given birth.
Sovah Health - Martinsville sees patients for the following conditions or procedures: