Urogynecology, Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
The field of urogynecology, and reconstructive pelvic surgery deals with diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and esthetic surgeries of the vulva and vagina. A multimodal treatment approach carried out by physicians with adequate training in pelvic floor reconstruction is often mandatory.
The surgical modalities in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery are evolving rapidly and consist of advanced minimally invasive (i.e. transvaginal or laparoscopic) techniques for uterine and vaginal prolapse repair with or without graft or mesh reinforcement, laparoscopic/vaginal hysterectomy, myomectomy or removal of ovarian cysts, hysteroscopy for excision of uterine polyps and fibroids, sling surgeries for urinary incontinence, esthetic surgeries of the vulva and vagina (labial plasty), and injection of different materials into the bladder and urethra.
It is of utmost importance that these treatments be performed by physicians who underwent formal training in the fields of urogynecology, reconstructive pelvic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.
Prof. Yoram Abramov, M.D.
Director, Division of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Carmel Medical Center, Technion University, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel