Urogynaecology includes the management of problems associated with pelvic floor weakness and lower urinary tract dysfunction. Over 50% women will develop some pelvic organ prolapse and if they have symptoms treatment is available in the form of pelvic floor physiotherapy, vaginal pessaries or surgery.
Urogynaecologists see women with a range of urinary symptoms including infection and incontinence. Urinary incontinence may be treated with medication, physiotherapy or surgery according to the underlying cause and severity.
Further Patient Information:
NWG doctors providing Urogynaecology services:
Dr Rohna Kearney qualified in medicine at University College Dublin in 1996. She is a consultant gynaecologist and subspecialty trained surgeon in urogynaecology with special expertise in laparoscopic surgery. Her research in the USA led to an MD. She was appointed as a consultant urogynaecologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge in 2006 and subsequently at St
Professor Smith became a consultant at St Mary’s Hospital in 1990. His research and clinical training focused on the causes and treatment of genito-urinary prolapse and urinary incontinence (pelvic floor disorders). He has continued his clinical interest in urogynaecology and has been at the forefront of development of laparoscopic techniques (“keyhole surgery”) in the surgical treatment