The Duke Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Division is a leader in research, education and clinical care. Internationally-recognized faculty provide expertise in this subspecialty, which requires advanced training after the completion of either gynecology or urology general training. Specialists are trained in the latest, cutting-edge procedures for the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction to improve the lives of our patients. Our main goal is to help our patients understand their condition, and treat them to get them back to their normal activities. As leaders in clinical research, specialists in Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery are able to present state-of-the art options for the non-surgical and surgical care of patients.
The division is committed to training the next generation of subspecialists and providing world-class clinical care. Providers focus on individualizing patient care and take pride in educating our patients about their conditions and available treatment options. They are actively involved in clinical research that translates into advances and improvements in clinical care. Research opportunities are seamlessly integrated into clinical care as our research ideas are often inspired by conditions that our patients present with.
As leaders in clinical research we are able to provide state-of-the art options for the non-surgical and surgical care of our patients.
Duke’s Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery team is specially trained to care for the unique needs of women with pelvic floor disorders, offering a wide variety of minimally invasive options, including robotic surgery, allowing patients to return to their normal lives sooner than with other traditional surgical approaches. The division specializes in the treatment of the vaginal walls that lose their support and may drop (vaginal prolapse), loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence), and loss of bowel control (accidental bowel leakage). The team also are equipped to evaluate patients for less common conditions such as abnormal connections between the vagina and nearby organs (vaginal fistula) and abnormalities of the urethra (urethral diverticulum).
Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
Pelvic health PT is a specialized area of treatment that focuses on conditions directly related to the pelvis and pelvic organs. The treatment is non-surgical and designed to address the important and unique needs of pelvic health and wellness. Our therapists at Duke have completed extensive training to treat all pelvic health conditions to ensure expert and personalized care.