Pelvic Floor Surgery: Urogynaecology (Part One)

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If you have pelvic floor dysfunction, there's a good chance you've at least wondered about your surgical options. What treatments or procedures are available, what do they involve, and to what extent do they work? 

Urogynaecology is a sub-speciality of gynaecology that focuses on helping women with problems relating to the pelvic floor and bladder. It's where you might end up if you get a referral to see a specialist. In the first half of this two-part episode, Helen speaks to Dr Charlotte Mahoney, a consultant urogynaecologist at St Mary's hospital in Manchester, about what happens during an assessment, where we're at with pelvic mesh, what treatments and surgeries are available for stress incontinence and the importance of 'prehab'.

In part two (available from 4/4/23) Dr Mahoney gives an overview of treatments for overactive bladder (which includes urge incontinence), she outlines surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse and explains how to get the most from your long awaited appointment.

For more NHS information about surgery and procedures for urinary incontinence, click here

You can find the Cumberlege report (IMMDS Review) here

For more information on Colorectal services, listen to the WMDJ episode, 'Pelvic Floor Surgery: Colorectal'

The book, Why Mums Don't Jump: Ending the Pelvic Floor Taboo, is available now!

This episode is from Series 4 of Why Mums Don't Jump

This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

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