Methods of Urogynecologic Diagnosis and Evaluation
Our goal is to provide diagnostic and therapeutic options tailored to your urogynecologic needs. Our approach is to efficiently complete your evaluation in a comfortable and friendly environment. We keep you informed of your condition, enabling you to make educated decisions and take control of your situation.
What To Expect
Your evaluation may include:
- History and physical examination – The first office visit consists of an interview and consultation followed by a physical exam and pelvic exam. Following the exam, the doctor may recommend specialized testing.
- Urine examination – A urine analysis and culture are performed to detect infection, inflammation, blood or other underlying kidney problems.
- Cystoscopy – This in-office test enables the physician to look directly inside the bladder through a small camera inserted through the urethra. It is a common test used to detect inflammation, stones or tumors.
- Multi-channel urodynamics – Urodynamic testing evaluates the bladder's function. These in-office tests are particularly useful for women with urinary incontinence or urinary frequency.
- Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG) of the pelvic floor – This testing evaluates nerve function of the pelvic floor. EMG determines the pelvic floor's muscle response to a series of small electrical impulses.
Depending on your condition, additional tests such as anal manometry, defecography, anal ultrasound and pelvic magnetic resonance imagery (MRI) may be performed. We strive to evaluate your problem, offer a diagnosis, and recommend the best treatment options for you.