The practice of urogynecology goes hand-in-hand with gynecology, in fact, many doctors choose to study both practices to further help their patients. As a separate form of study from gynocology or obstetrics, extra training as an urogynecologist allows for medical treatment and diagnoses with the pelvic organs, musciles, connective tissues that house and support the female organs.

Urogynecology most often includes treatment of the pelvic floor, incontinence or leakage (also known as urinary incontinence), pelvic organ prolapse (a dropping of the vagina, uterus, cystocele, and/or rectocele), and overactive bladders.

Depending on the condition and recommended treatment, various treatment methods might be recommended. Such as non-surgical, surgical, laparoscopic surgery, PTNS, and more.

Dr. Rees is well-versed in urogynecology and a local expert in the Columbus, GA area. She prides herself in the use of non-invasive treatments, including laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery whenever possible. This helps reduce patient pain and recovery time.

Her one-of-a-kind, custom surgery recovery methods help patients get home faster and with less pain.

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PTNS, short for percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, is an invasive medical treatment for those suffering from pelvic floor issues. PTNS is often preferred due to its low-risk, yet highly effective methods. It works by indirectly (through the feet and ankle areas) stimulating the nerves that affect bladder and other pelvic floor functions.

PTNS treatment is completed with full foot support; the feet are also elevated. The patient’s tibial nerve is reached near the ankle. Next, an Urgent PC Stimulator is connected and turned on. It sends mild, yet effective pules to said nerve. The electrical pules then travel through the body and up to the base of the spine, reaching nerves that control bladder function.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Incontinence

There are many methods to helping cure urinary incontinence or urine leakage. This often takes place in women after childbirth or as they age. However, by looking toward proven, non-invasive treatment methods, you can help reduce or stop leakage. Treatment options such as exercises, or muscle strengthening devices can help repair the pelvic floor and eliminate ongoing bladder problems. Other treatment methods include medication, behavioral changes, or devices that work within the body. Depending on the cause and severity of your pelvic floor issues, you might be a candidate for one or more of the above non-surgical treatment options for urinary incontinence.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rees to see what treatment method can help relieve you of urine leaks and uncomfortable wetness.

Votiva (FormaV) see above

Votiva Forma Vaginal Tightening is a non-invasive, in-clinic treatment option that helps shape and tighten the vaginal muscles, including inner and outer portions of the female genitalia. With applied heat that monitors the labia skin, women can receive immediate tightening results from the Votiva treatments. Each session is fast, performed directly in clinic, and can be repeated every few months to create maximum results.

If you are interested in learning more about Votiva FormaV Tightening treatment options, schedule a time to talk with Dr. Rees and to see if you’re a good candidate for this non-invasive treatment option.