Urogynecologists are gynecologists or urologists who have done additional fellowship training in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor consists of the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue in the pelvis that provide support for a woman’s internal organs, including the bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina, and rectum. Pelvic floor dysfunction can occur when women have weak or improperly functioning pelvic floor muscles caused by childbirth, repeated strenuous activity, menopause, chronic disease, or pelvic surgery. Common problems arising from pelvic floor dysfunction include uterine and vaginal prolapse, urinary or bowel incontinence, overactive bladder, difficulty urinating or moving bowels, and pelvic or bladder pain.
Although your primary care provider (PCP), gynecologist, or urologist may have knowledge about these problems, a urogynecologist can offer additional expertise. You should see, or be referred to, a urogynecologist if you need a provider with additional training and experience in pelvic floor disorders and more complex pelvic or vaginal surgery.
Here at Granger Medical Clinic, our urogynecologist, Dr. William B. Warner, is board-certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (urogynecology). Dr. Warner is one of only a few urogynecologists in the state of Utah and he is pleased to bring the sub-specialty of urogynecology to Granger and offer his services to our communities. He works to stay up-to-date on the latest treatment options to ensure that his patients receive the highest quality care possible. He finds great satisfaction in helping his patients improve their quality of life by regaining function and confidence.
Common Areas of Treatment
- Uterine and/or vaginal prolapse (descent of pelvic organs, a bulge and/or pressure, ‘dropped uterus, bladder, vagina, or rectum’)
- Urinary and/or bowel incontinence
- Overactive bladder (frequent need to void, bladder pressure, urgency, or difficulty holding back urine when having the urge to urinate)
- Emptying disorders (difficulty urinating or moving bowels)
- Fistulas (abnormal hole between the vagina and rectum, vagina and urethra, or vagina and the bladder)
- Pelvic pain (discomfort in the lower back, pelvis, or bladder and/or urethra)
It is important to verify with your insurance company that Granger Medical Clinic, and our providers, are in-network with your insurance plan. It is also important to consider insurance requirements, such as a referral, before consulting with a specialist.