Urogynaecology

Our urogynaecology services are accredited by the British Society of Urogynaecologists and are one of only 14 units in the country which are recognised by RCOG as a subspecialist training centre. We receive referrals from Torbay, Exeter and Barnstaple along with the local area.

Our services cover the management of urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse along with female sexual dysfunction. We also treat women with recurrent urinary infections and Bladder Pain Syndrome.

We offer a range of diagnostic services including cystoscopy, flow tests and urodynamics. Leaflets are available on these investigations.

We offer all non surgical interventions for incontinence and prolapse including Physiotherapy, Bladder training, Botox injections in the bladder, Pre Tibial Nerve stimulation (PTNS), Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) and Bulking injections for incontinence. We have an extensive variety of pessaries for management of uterine and vaginal prolapse. We offer all surgical interventions for prolapse and both mesh and non-mesh continence surgery. Pelvic floor botox injections are also available for women who suffer with pain at the vaginal opening during intercourse.

Those suffering with multiple pelvic floor symptoms relating to bowel, bladder and/or vaginal prolapse, are reviewed in a joint service (Plymouth Pelvic Floor Team) with the Colorectal team, thereby avoiding the need for separate consultations. We also work closely with specialist physiotherapists.

Our department organises a Bladder and Bowel Event (BaBE) for patients with pelvic floor conditions. These meetings are organised outside the hospital every few months and provide a platform for patients to meet, discuss and learn more about their problems with our staff in an informal environment. This is a unique initiative and has been pioneered by our Trust and very positively received by our patients. Further details can be found on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PlymouthBabeEvents/.

Our nurses are available from 9 till 5 on Weekdays and there is a direct telephone number which our service users can ring in case of any issues.  

 

Key staff:

Miss A Dua- lead Consultant Urogynaecologist

Dr Bombieri - Consultant Urogynaecologist

Professor Freeman - Consultant Urogynaecologist

Nurses:

Kirsty White - Urogynae specialist practitioner

Michala Cashmore - trainee Urogynaecology Nurse Specialist

Specialisst Physiotherapist:

Victoria Woodbridge-Harris

 

 

Patient Information:

Stress incontinence in women

Bulkamid urethral injections

Over active bladder in women 

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