New York Downtown Hospital Urogynecology Services
To make an appointment, please call (212) 238-0180
Individualized care is integral to The Center for Pelvic Health. Urogynecology helps women affected by a variety of conditions that can cause embarrassment and discomfort, including:
- Incontinence: Loss of bladder or bowel control; leakage of urine or feces
- Prolapse: Descent of pelvic organs resulting in a bulge or pressure; “dropped” uterus, bladder, vagina or rectum
- Emptying Disorders: Difficulty urinating or moving bowels
- Pelvic (or Bladder) Pain: Discomfort, burning or other uncomfortable pelvic symptoms, including bladder or urethral pain
- Overactive Bladder: Frequent need to void; bladder pressure; urgency to urinate; incontinence or difficulty holding a full bladder.
The Hospital’s Center for Female Continence and Pelvic Health specializes in the comprehensive treatment of these conditions and other female health disorders. Some of these disorders occur when the pelvic floor is weakened or damaged as a result of childbirth, heavy lifting, disease, surgery or other causes. The urogynecological services at New York Downtown Hospital provide women with the care they need to improve the quality of their lives. Patients also may want to learn more about our broad scope of women’s health services.
Less Invasive Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery as a Treatment Option
Physicians specializing in urogynecology may counsel patients on utilizing pelvic reconstructive surgery as a treatment option. First, a patient evaluation will be conducted using minimally invasive techniques. Our diagnostic capabilities include:
• Complex cystometric evaluation
• Diagnostic cystoscopy
If surgery is selected, many women can be treated with less invasive procedures, which offer faster recoveries and positive results. Non-invasive therapies are also available for pelvic and bladder problems:
- Pelvic floor exercises
- Behavioral therapy
- Transurethral collagen injections
- Bladder instillations
- Medical therapies
Our treatment plans are personalized for more successful outcomes.
Carmen J. Sultana, M.D., FACOG, FACS
Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Giti Bensinger, M.D., FACOG
Director of Urogynecology