Our approach to treatment
We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to delivering care, which means that working with nurses and physiotherapists as well as other specialists is the best way to manage gynaecological issues as well as pelvic floor problems such as prolapse and incontinence. We investigate the problem appropriately prior to providing treatment. Women are given choices in the treatment of their condition, from more conservative approaches on the one hand to surgical treatment options on the other. In this way we provide a comprehensive care package for their problem.
Having such a well-coordinated, highly specialised team allows us to offer conservative treatment as our first-line treatment before we consider any invasive or surgical investigations, as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Our team is accredited by the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) as a urogynaecology unit. With patients’ consent, all of our prolapse and continence surgical results are recorded on the BSUG database for the purposes of monitoring outcomes and providing the highest standards of care.
Why see a sub-specialist urogynaecologist?
An accredited sub-specialist urogynaecologist has been trained to manage women with pelvic floor problems to the highest level of skill and expertise. They are able to deal with more complex pelvic floor issues and treat women referred from other units who have had previously unsuccessful surgery or treatments for urinary incontinence or prolapse.
They are proficient in treating with women suffering from more than one type of incontinence or those with incontinence and prolapse alongside other gynaecological problems. Sub-specialists are usually involved with the training of surgeons and involved in research and the development of new techniques. They are extremely proficient in their field and provide the highest level of care.