The Urogynecology department at Buffalo Medical Group diagnose, manage and treat female conditions associated with dysfunction of the pelvic floor and bladder. Our department consists of a Urologist and OB/GYN to provide a full range of expertise related to these disorders.
What are Pelvic Floor Disorders?
Pelvic floor disorders may affect your bladder, reproductive organs and bowels. This may include Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), vaginal prolapse, urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. These disorders can occur in women of any age group, however, they typically become an issue in peri- and post-menopausal women, especially women who have gone through childbirth. It is more likely to suffer from Pelvic Floor Disorders if you have had multiple children, prolonged labors and medical conditions that weaken and predispose to POP such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, chronic cough, repetitive lifting and straining, and smoking.
Pelvic Floor Symptoms:
If you are experiencing difficulty emptying, constipation, pelvic pressure and heaviness, pelvic pain, and the sensation of “something falling out,” it’s important to consult with our Urogynecology team to determine which steps may need to be taken to alleviate your symptoms.
How does our Urogynecology department work?
Our Urogynecology department functions using a team approach. Our OB/GYN and Urologist work side-by-side to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients. Through our urology and gynecologic expertise, our Urogynecology department is fully versed in all pelvic floor disorders, POP and voiding/bowel dysfunction, and knows how to properly diagnose and treat such disorders effectively and safely.
Conditions we treat:
- Bowel Control Issues
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
- Pelvic pain
- Urinary / Voiding issues including urinary incontinence (leakage), frequency and urgency
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Vaginal prolapse
Treatments we offer:
- Comprehensive urologic evaluation
- Medical & surgical therapy for urinary incontinence
- Pelvic floor physical therapy
- Pelvic reconstructive surgery
- Pessary prosthesis (pelvic support devices)
Valerie Burkhard, M.D.
295 Essjay Road
Williamsville, NY 14221716.630.1050 See Doctor Profile