Illinois Urogynecology, LTD.




What We Do

At Illinois Urogynecology, LTD, we treat women with pelvic floor disorders. Please refer to the glossary for any descriptions of tests, procedure and terminology.

OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Urinary Incontinence
is the involuntary loss of urine. Stress incontinence, or the loss of urine with physical stress, such as cough or bounce can be treated with exercise, devices, in – office injections, in-office radiofrequency therapy or minimally invasive surgery, that is performed under local anesthesia in the outpatient setting. Urge incontinence, or the sudden loss of urine associated with an uncomfortable urge, can be treated with behavioral therapy, medications, in office instillation of medication into the bladder, neuromodulation (by applying electrical stimulation to the ankle), or an implantable Neuromodulator that is placed in an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia.
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Pelvic Organ Prolapse
is the term used to describe a herna formed by the uterus/ bladder/ or bowel into or through the vagina. Commone terms for prolapse include a dropped uterus, dropped bladder, cystocele, or rectocele. Prolapse can be treated with pessaries, or surgery. 90% of the prolapse surgeries performed by the physicians of IULTD are minimally invasive.
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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
is surgery performed through a ‘natural orifice’, such as the vagina, so that there are no incisions made through the abdominal wall into the abdominal cavity or laparoscopically, (often called belly-button surgery), which uses small, less than 1 inch incisions to guide thin instruments and a telescope into the pelvis to accomplish the repair. In some cases, the DaVinci Robot is used to assist in complex surgery. Advantages of Minimally Invasive surgery are less risk, less pain, and less recovery with equally good or even better results than a large incision.
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Voiding Dysfunction
includes incomplete bladder emptying, urinary frequency, and painful urination. The causes of these symptoms may be a bladder condition, or may be caused by a dysfunction of the nerves and muscles in the pelvis around the bladder. The earlier these problems are treated, the more likely they are to be cured. Left untreated, urinary retention can lead to permanent kidney damage.
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Robotically - Assisted Gynecologic Surgery
Complex gynecologic surgeries that previously required a large abdominal incision, also known as a laparotomy, can now be performed via a few small (less than one inch) incisions. This allows our surgeons to perform even the most difficult hysterectomies, myomectomies, and prolapse repairs in a minimally invasive approach. Minimally invasive surgery results in lower infection risk, less time in the hospital, and a shorter recovery period.
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For NEW PATIENTS:

Prior to your first visit, you will receive a Welcome Packet.

  1. Please fill out the forms prior to your visit so that you can make the best use of your time with the doctor. Failure to bring completed forms to your visit may result in unnecessary delays during your visit and my require us to schedule a 2nd appointment to complete your initial evaluation.
  2. A voiding diary is included and requires 2-3 days to keep track of your urinating pattern
  3. If you have been evaluated or treated at another center, please bring copies of pertinent medical records to your visit, or have them sent to us prior to your visit. This includes urinalyses (UA’s) and/or urine cultures.
  4. Bring a list of your current medications, including over the counter or herbal remedies, or bring your pill bottles to your visit.
  5. Our financial policy is included in the welcome packet. A copy is available in the Billing section of this website.
  6. Small children: due to the intimate nature of questions and the exam required to assess bladder & pelvic floor problems, the presence of children will prevent our ability to properly care for you. Please make childcare arrangements prior to your visit.

During your visit, your health history will be taken and urogynecologic exam performed.

A urinalysis is usually performed.

A small catheter may be placed into the bladder to test for residual urine.

Testing such as uroflowmetry, cystoscopy, urodynamics (bladder testing), and ultrasound will be ordered when needed based on findings of the initial consultation.






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