Many women suffer — often silently and unnecessarily — from pelvic organ problems. Don’t let female organ problems get in the way of your sex life, comfort or physical activity. The urologists at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital can help.
Why Choose Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital for Pelvic Problems & Pelvic Surgery?
Washington University urologists repair pelvic organ problems using minimally invasive surgeries. Minimally invasive techniques mean a shorter recovery, and often enable women to enjoy life without limitations.
Women come to Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital for pelvic problems and pelvic surgery because we offer:
- Dedication to women’s health: We offer urologists who specialize in the care of women. Because they focus their attention on the unique needs of women, they are sensitive to their concerns and have extensive experience treating conditions such as female incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
- Second opinions: Still suffering after surgery elsewhere? Our urologists are surgical specialists and have helped many women find relief after an initial procedure failed to live up to their expectations.
Female Pelvic Conditions We Treat
We provide comprehensive care for most female pelvic problems, including:
- Pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse: The bladder, uterus and bowel slip out of place and push against the wall of the vagina.
- Prolapsed uterus: The uterus protrudes into the vagina.
- Cystocele: The bladder herniates into the vagina.
- Rectocele: The rectum bulges against the vagina.
- Incontinence: Learn more about urinary incontinence and other bladder problems.
Diagnosis of Pelvic Conditions in Women
We offer the full range of tests needed to accurately diagnose a pelvic condition. Possible tests include:
- Pelvic exam: Your physician examines your vulva, cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.
- Ultrasound: Sound waves produce an image of the pelvic area.
- Blood tests: Your physician may draw a small sample of blood to test for infection or inflammation.
- Cultures: Your physician swabs mucus and cells around the opening of the uterus, to see if bacteria, viruses or fungi are present.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with a urologist, call Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital at 314.542.WEST (9378) or toll-free at 844.542.9378.
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is conveniently located just one mile west of I-270 in Creve Coeur, Missouri — a west county suburb of St. Louis.
The Washington University Urologic Surgery office is located in Medical Office Building 1, Suite 122. The address is 1040 North Mason Road, at the corner of North Mason and Olive Boulevard. Get directions and maps.