CHARLOTTE, NC -- Nearly 25 percent of women unnecessarily suffer pain and embarrassment caused by conditions that are treatable. These pelvic floor conditions include bladder- and bowel-control issues, pelvic prolapse, cystitis, and vaginal cosmetic issues.
"Often women restrict activity rather than seek treatment. We can help these women return to their normal lifestyles," says Dr. William Porter of Presbyterian Urogynecology. "Many treatments provide excellent success rates and do not require surgery."
Dr. Porter is an expert in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. In addition to his ob-gyn residency, he completed three years of specialized fellowship training devoted to urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. He is a national consultant and trainer for advanced surgical techniques.
"Urogynecology blends elements of gynecology, urology, and colorectal surgery for optimal pelvic floor care," says Dr. Porter. His practice offers diagnostic testing and treatment, including both surgical and noninvasive procedures.
Noninvasive treatment options include diet, pelvic floor exercises, medication, biofeedback, and pessaries.
"I like to try to least-invasive treatment options first," says Dr. Porter. "I outline all options so my patients can make informed choices."
Most surgeries utilize minimally invasive techniques including the da Vinci robotic surgical system, which reduces incision size and recovery time. One exciting and successful treatment option is Interstim therapy which utilizes nerve stimulation to treat urinary and fecal incontinence," said Dr. Porter.
"Pelvic floor symptoms shouldn't be accepted as a normal part of aging. The are medical conditions that can be successfully treated," says Dr. Porter.
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