If you’re suffering from incontinence, you might feel completely alone, but you most certainly aren’t.
Research suggests that an estimated 21 million women in the United States suffer from incontinence and 1 in 3 women experience occasional bladder leakage. The good news is, there are many non-surgical ways to fix this potentially embarrassing and certainly uncomfortable problem. The even better news is Virginia Urology has opened a new specialty practice, Virginia Urology Women’s Health that will focus specifically on urogynecology
Joining the VUWH team is Dr. Meghana Gowda, it’s first female urogynecologist.
“I’m happy to be joining the team at VUWH with a group of colleagues who are all leaders in this field,” said Dr. Gowda. “In my experience, women often continue to suffer needlessly from incontinence. Once the condition begins to interfere with daily routines, it’s time to seek help. Women shouldn’t let it become chronic when there are so many treatments available to them, including medication, behavior modification, and physical therapy.”
Dr. Gowda is back in Richmond (having received her M.D. from MCV – now known as VCU Health Systems) after her residency at New York University School of Medicine and completing her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Vanderbilt University.
“Virginia Urology Women’s Health is the area’s most inclusive center for women experiencing urologic problems,” said Kent L. Rollins, MD, President of Virginia Urology. “A specialized urogynecology practice brings our patients the most coordinated care possible, as well as the newest in technologies and advanced diagnostics, with our goal being the best outcome for each patient. It also completes our package of services, allowing us to bring the most comprehensive care possible to all of our patients in a cost effective manner. We are delighted to have Dr. Gowda join our dedicated group of physicians and support staff.”
Urogynecology specializes in urology and gynecology and deals with problems affecting the female pelvic floor. Rather than seeing multiple specialists, urogynecologists can manage all pelvic floor disfunctions comprehensively.
To make an appointment with Dr. Gowda, call 804-288-0339 or request an appointment through the website. Dr. Gowda will be seeing patients at three Virginia Urology locations: Reynolds Crossing, St. Francis and Stony Point.
This article is sponsored by Virginia Urology