Urogynecology Services

Incontinence & Prolapse Procedures, Treatments & Services | CU Urogynecology | Two smiling womenThe University of Colorado Urogynecology specialists treat pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), such as incontinence and prolapse, to help restore our patients’ quality of life, as well as to prevent further problems.

Our staff and doctors are aware of the very personal nature of pelvic floor conditions for women. It’s often difficult for women to even ask for help with these issues.

So, while we are uniquely trained and focused on women’s pelvic health, we are also highly attuned to our patients’ sensitivities and needs. Along with the services our providers expertly perform below, women will find us to be caring listeners and dedicated partners in achieving their unique healthcare solutions.

The following is a list of services, procedures and treatments available at CU Urogynecology. Treatments include conservative procedures, such as lifestyle adjustments, as well as complex surgical options.

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Services & procedures

Diagnostic procedures

Before recommending specific treatments, we may conduct diagnostic tests. The following procedures allow us to better determine the cause of PFDs.

  • Cystourethroscopy (a view inside the bladder)
  • Urodynamic testing to see how the bladder and urethra function

Behavior and lifestyle modifications

The following services empower patients to take control of their pelvic health by making changes to their diet, lifestyle habits and exercise routines. After a diagnosis we will review techniques and best practices related to each treatment. Patients’ willingness and ability to make these changes are integral to the their long-term success.

Nonsurgical pelvic floor disorder treatments

Nonsurgical pelvic floor disorder treatments may include medication, electrical stimulation or devices to help improve incontinence or prolapse symptoms. These procedures may be the best next steps when lifestyle modifications are not enough.

Surgical pelvic floor disorder treatments

Often lifestyle changes, therapy and other nonsurgical services may not be viable or successful in treating PFDs. In those cases, we provide a number of surgical options to correct or prevent further problems. Our urogynecologists are especially qualified and experienced in performing a range of women’s pelvic floor surgeries, such as hysterectomies, vaginal vault suspension, reconstructions and transvaginal mesh removal.

All our surgeries are tailored for the individual patient, including da Vinci robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, vaginal approaches and abdominal approaches. Below is a list of our offered surgeries.

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Pelvic organ prolapse surgeries

  • Sacrocolpopexy (laparoscopic vaginal prolapse repair)
  • Vaginal vault suspension (repairs or prevents pelvic organ prolapse)
    • Uterosacral ligament suspension
    • Sacrospinus ligament suspension
    • Anterior repair
    • Posterior repair
  • Perineorrhaphy (plastic surgery for vagina or anus)
  • Fascia grafts (tissue grafts to correct vaginal prolapse)
  • Robotic surgery & reconstruction (da Vinci surgical system)
  • Laparoscopic repair & reconstruction surgery (minimally invasive surgery)
  • Vaginal reconstruction
  • Hysterectomy (complete removal of the uterus)
    • Vaginal hysterectomy
    • Abdominal hysterectomy
    • Robotic hysterectomy
    • Supracervical hysterectomy

Incontinence surgeries

  • Pubovaginal slings (tissue sling to support the bladder)
  • Suburethral sling (mesh sling to support the bladder)
    • Tension-free vaginal tape
    • Transobturator tape
  • Burch colposuspension (attaching bladder to pelvic bones)
  • Overlapping anal reconstruction (sphincteroplasty)
  • InterStim sacral nerve stimulation or neurostimulation (implanting electrical stimulation device just above tailbone)
  • Fistula repair (correcting an abnormal opening between pelvic organs)

Other surgical procedures

Contact us at 720-505-5063 or request an appointment with one of our Urogynecologists to learn more about your treatment options.