We perform complex urodynamics, bladder ultrasound, and cystoscopy, as well as bladder pain syndromes including Interstitial Cystitis.
Frequent urination, loss of urine, or bladder pain are not a normal part of a woman’s aging process.
Women should not have to “learn to live with it.” Dr. Kevin Jovanovic has been trained at Yale University School of Medicine and has received postgraduate training to provide quality Urogynecologic care for his patients.
What is a Urogynecologist?
A Urogynecologist is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has specialized in the care of women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. 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.
What Treatment Options are Available from Dr. Jovanovic?
Dr. Jovanovic can recommend a variety of therapies to cure or relieve symptoms of prolapse, urinary or fecal incontinence, or other pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms. He may advise conservative (non-surgical) or surgical therapy depending on your wishes, the severity of your condition and your general health. Conservative options include medications, pelvic exercises, behavioral and/or dietary modifications and vaginal devices (also called pessaries).
Safe and effective surgical procedures are also utilized by the Dr. Jovanovic to treat incontinence and prolapse. Dr. Jovanovic will discuss all of the options that are available to treat your specific problem before you are asked to make a treatment decision.
Some problems due to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and their symptoms are:
- Incontinence: Loss of bladder or bowel control, leakage of urine or feces.
- Prolapse: Descent of pelvic organs; a bulge and/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, urgency incontinence or difficulty holding back a full bladder.
When Should I See Dr. Jovanovic?
Although your primary care physician may have knowledge about these problems, a trained specialist in Urogynecologic care can offer additional expertise. You should see (or be referred to) Dr. Jovanovic when you have problems of prolapse, and/or troublesome incontinence or when your primary doctor recommends consultation. Other problems for which you or your doctor might think about consulting a urogynecologist include: problems with emptying the bladder or rectum, pelvic pain, and the need for special expertise in vaginal surgery.