Do You Need a Urogynecologist?

Did you know that one-in-three women in the United States suffer from a variety of physical conditions that can be treated, repaired, or cured by a urogynecologist? So, what is a urogynecologist?

Urogynecologists combine their OB/GYN knowledge and skills with further, specialized education, enabling successful practice in treatment of conditions that affect the female pelvic organs and the surrounding, supportive tissue. Their in-depth expertise in this field presents both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for the resolution of gynecological problems. Before the urogynecology specialty was created, patients with a pelvic disorder would be required to visit several specialists to receive treatment for issues of the urinary system, gastrointestinal system, and reproductive system. A urogynecologist is equipped and trained to handle all of these conditions.

Paris Community Hospital is proud to present Arturo Menchaca, MD, as head of the Women’s Health Services program, and our resident urogynecologist at Paris Family Medical Center. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Menchaca has completed advanced training in urogynecology. This specialization establishes Dr. Menchaca’s credentials as a women’s health expert in general gynecology, advanced gynecological surgery, infertility services, and urogynecological surgeries – including treatment of dropped pelvic organs and single-incision surgeries.

What issues can a urogynecologist help you through?*

  • Urinary leakage (incontinence)
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Inability to empty your bladder
  • Overactive bladder
  • Any pelvic floor disorder
  • Pelvic discomfort

If any of these physical disorders are affecting your daily life, call Paris Family Medical Center for an appointment. Dr Menchaca will assess your health issues with you and explore all the available treatment options. Call (217) 465-2606, Ext. 587 today to set an appointment with Dr. Menchaca.

*Information obtained at Urogynecology University of Colorado, Patients