The Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) treats women who are experiencing incontinence, voiding and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ (uterine) prolapse and pelvic floor (lower abdomen) pain. The doctors in this division hold a special interest in treating these conditions through non-surgical methods, including pelvic floor physical therapy.
When needed, a full range of sophisticated testing and advanced surgical procedures are provided. Specialized in-office testing may include cystoscopy, urethroscopy, multichannel urodynamic testing and pelvic floor EMG (electromyogram).
Complete patient care, from evaluation through surgical treatment, is a feature of this division. A multidisciplinary team including a fellowship-trained urogynecologist, physical therapists specializing in pelvic floor pain and rehabilitation, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians provide patient care. This multidisciplinary approach greatly increases the chance of successful therapy.
The following are Washington University surgeons providing pelvic reconstruction and urogynecology care:
Rebecca P. McAlister, MD
Lewis L. Wall, MD, DPhil