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What is urogynaecology?

Urogynaecology, a gynaecology subspecialty, is dedicated to diagnosing and treating urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor disorders. It offers comprehensive services for conditions like urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder pain, and pelvic floor injuries post-childbirth. Our Urogynaecologists are Gynaecologists with specialised training in urology.

What is urogynaecology?

What is Urogynaecology? Watch as Jan Chaseley sheds light on the the significance of this specialised field that focuses on pelvic floor health, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, and more.

Conditions we treat

Our Consultants provide comprehensive care for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

Our approach to treating your urogynaecological issues

At Benenden Hospital, we’re committed to delivering discreet, personalised care. Our experienced team of Urogynaecologists and Specialist Nurses will work with you to devise a treatment plan that aligns to your unique needs and lifestyle.

Treatments and services for urogynaecological conditions

We provide a range of treatments and services, including pelvic floor exercises, vaginal pessaries, and surgical procedures to mend vaginal wall weakness or remove a prolapsed uterus. We also cater to overactive bladder conditions, offering fluid advice, bladder retraining, pelvic floor exercises, and medications like solifenacin and mirabegron.

Watch our webinar on continence for women at Benenden Hospital

If you suffer from frequent urine leaks when you laugh, sneeze or exercise, you're not alone.

Consultant Gynaecologist, Mr Abhishek Gupta, and Nurse Specialist Jan Chaseley discuss discreet, self-pay treatment for female bladder problems such as stress and urge incontinence at our CQC rated Outstanding hospital in the heart of the Wealden countryside.

I have a question about treatment for urogynaecology conditions

What is the difference between gynaecology and urogynaecology?

Gynaecologists are experts in women’s health, focusing on the female reproductive system which includes the uterus, cervix, vagina, and ovaries. They provide care for a range of conditions including pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, and infertility.

Urogynaecologists, on the other hand, are a special kind of gynaecologist. They have additional training in pelvic disorders and are the go-to experts for conditions related to the pelvic floor. This includes urinary incontinence, pelvic floor disorders, and injuries after childbirth. While Gynaecologists can handle mild cases of prolapse and incontinence, Urogynaecologists are equipped to manage more complex situations.

What can I expect during my first urogynaecology appointment?

In your first appointment with your Consultant, you can expect a thorough discussion about your medical history, symptoms, and any previous treatments you’ve had. This could be followed by a physical examination to help determine the best course of action.

What are the non-surgical treatment options for urinary incontinence?

For urinary incontinence, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments. These include pelvic floor exercises and bladder training, which can often be incorporated into your daily routine, lifestyle changes that might help alleviate symptoms, and medications that can help control incontinence.

How can we help?

Our guide to pelvic floor exercises

Pelvic floor exercises

Urinary incontinence can have a massive impact on our everyday lives. We’ve put together a guide of tried and tested exercises to improve your pelvic floor muscles.

Our guide for pelvic floor exercises
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What is stress urinary incontinence?

If you cough, sneeze, lift weights or change posture, the pressure on your tummy muscles increase which in turn puts pressure on your bladder. This then causes leaks.

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Supporting your health, every step of the way

As you move through the different stages of your life – from coping with periods to pregnancy to menopause and beyond - your needs might change.

Taking care of your body and mind at work or in your personal life is important and our female health hub is here to provide you further information and signposting to help.

Our Consultant (Uro)gynaecologists

Mr Connell

Rowan James Connell

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Connell's specialties include prolapse, incontinence, vaginal reconstruction surgery and MonaLisa Touch.

Mr Gupta

Abhishek Gupta

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Gupta's specialties include urinary incontinence, uterine and vaginal prolapse and heavy or painful periods.

Miss Anahit Zakaryan

Anahit Zakaryan

Consultant Gynaecologist

Miss Zakaryan specialises in general gynaecology, including bleeding problems, vulval problems, contraception, HRT, fibroids and vaginal prolapse.

Ahmed Khalil

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Khalil's specialties include diagnostic laparoscopy, myomectomy and hysterectomy.

Contact us about private urogynaecology procedures

It's easy to book online or by giving us a call.