Complex women’s health issues can not only cause uneasiness and discomfort, but they can also be uncomfortable to talk about. At UAMS’ Urogynecology Clinic, we understand that these are sensitive issues you may be facing, and we do our best to not only make you feel comfortable about your condition but also your treatment.
Incontinence and pelvic floor problems are remarkably common; in fact, pelvic floor conditions are as common as hypertension, depression or diabetes. Despite the prevalance of these conditions, many women are reluctant to receive help because of the stigma associated with them.
Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, or urogynecology, is a subspecialty dedicated to caring for women with pelvic floor disorders. Urogynecologists address conditions such as female pelvic organ prolapse, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, urinary retention, bladder pain conditions, and complex cases requiring reconstructions such as fistulas. Our specialists have done extensive additional training to gain the expertise to treat these complex conditions and improve our patients’ quality of life.
Some conditions treated in our Urogynecology Clinic include:
Our fellowship trained surgeons have advanced training in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. We are experienced in vaginal, abdominal and laparoscopic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse as well as vaginal surgery for stress incontinence.
Our range of services includes coordination of care with other experts at UAMS, including pelvic floor rehabilitation through our physical therapy program, colorectal surgery, urology and radiology.
You can request an appointment online through myUAMShealth or you can call 501-296-1800. We recommend you check with your insurance company before your appointment regarding procedures for referrals.
What should I bring to the appointment?
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics and prior operative reports for any related surgeries.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.
How do I request a prescription refill or contact a nurse from the clinic?
Call the clinic at 501-296-1800.
If you originally filled your prescription at the UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy, you can also refill your prescription online.
Dr. Susan Barr is a urogynecologist at UAMS. She feels strongly about patient education and making sure they are well informed about their condition as well as the treatment plan.