Incontinence and pelvic floor problems are remarkably common - but many women are reluctant to seek help because of the stigma associated with these conditions. Others assume these conditions are a normal part of aging or an inevitable ‘cost’ of bearing children. Most women are unaware of the variety of minimally-invasive procedures and non-surgical therapies now available that effectively treat incontinence, pelvic floor symptoms, and complex gynecologic conditions.
The Evanston Continence Center is internationally recognized as a center of excellence in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Whether the problem is ‘routine’ incontinence, a complex pelvic condition or a prior treatment failure, our Center is committed to offering each patient an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options. We encourage our patients to try non-surgical therapies whenever possible and offer a broad spectrum of behavioral strategies, medications and physiotherapy techniques to optimize their success. For women who choose surgery, more than 90 percent of procedures performed at the Evanston Continence Center are minimally invasive - reflecting our commitment to restore each patient’s control, confidence and quality of life by using the most highly advanced techniques.
What is a Urogynecologist?
Urogynecologists first train in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and then devote their specialty training to advanced gynecologic surgery and the lower urinary tract. They provide the full range of surgical and office treatments for pelvic prolapse, incontinence and other disorders of the pelvic floor. In addition, their gynecological training spans the management of female reproductive and menopausal healthcare.
Doctors in the Divsion of Urogynecology and Center for Pelvic Surgery have earned numerous awards from the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, International Urogynecology Association, and Central Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology for their contributions to the understanding and treatment of pelvic prolapse, overactive bladder and female incontinence. Current Research
Doctors at Evanston Continence Center deliver lectures and research presentations, nationally and internationally, on a regular basis. Their work is frequently published in major medical journals, and featured in local and national media. The Center also maintains a three-year fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, one of only 50 such programs worldwide.