Treatments and Urogynecology Services

The University of Colorado Urogynecology specialize in treating pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) in order 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.

Nearly 90 percent of urogynecologic conditions can be diagnosed and successfully treated through lifestyle changes, conservative procedures, medications, as well as complex surgical options.

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Pelvic floor treatments

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Physical therapy for the pelvic floor can be used as a nonsurgical treatment option for incontinence, prolapse and many other conditions. 

Pessary

A pessary is a nonsurgical alternative treatment for urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Pessaries are becoming increasingly popular, as the population continues to age and women are more commonly being seen for pelvic floor disorders.

Surgery

CU Urogynecologists are specially trained in reconstructive surgery of pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. All our surgeries are tailored for the individual patient, including da Vinci robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, vaginal approaches and abdominal approaches.

InterStim Therapy

InterStim is a surgical implant used to treat bladder incontinence and overactive bladder recommended to decrease symptoms for many urogynecology patients.

Botox Treatments

Botox injections can significantly reduce symptoms of overactive bladder and incontinence. Treatment, however, should be overseen by a professional to reduce risk of complications or side effects.

Transvaginal Mesh Removal

Women with transvaginal mesh from pelvic organ prolapse may experience complications. Removal is a procedure done by a Urogynecologist for treatment.

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.

Colorectal surgery and treatments

In addition to treating pelvic floor disorder, our specialists are part of a multi-disciplinary team skilled in treating the following colorectal conditions:

  • Constipation.
  • Rectal prolapse.
  • Fecal incontinence.
  • Colorectal cancer.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Crohn’s disease.
  • Ulcerative colitis.
  • Anal fissure.
  • Diverticulitis.
  • Anorectal diseases.

Learn about your options

Contact us at 720-505-5063  or Request an Appointment