A History of Excellence
Providing The Best Women’s Health Services
UCA Women’s Center is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for our female patients. In fact, our team of board-certified urologists and urogynecologists are experienced and well versed in urinary incontinence, prolapse and other issues unique to women. Care is provided in a compassionate and private manner. UCA Women’s Center puts women first!
Fistulas are an abnormal connection between 2 organs. A vesicovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the bladder and the vagina, that allows continuous urinary leakage (discharge) into the vagina. This problem has a profound effect on a woman’s...
Urinary incontinence can be troublesome and embarrassing, but it is treatable.
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) is a condition that causes pain or discomfort in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms are different for each person and can change on a case to case basis. Pain may worsen as the bladder fills or is emptied....
Many patients consider kidney stones as simply a very painful nuisance which has to be tolerated periodically. In fact, kidney stone disease is a complex problem with various types of stones and with many different causes. At Urology Centers of Alabama, we utilize state of the art equipment and techniques to successfully treat stones. However, careful evaluation and management options also allow us to successfully prevent recurrent stone episodes in many patients.
Mesh Related Complications
Unfortunately, there are many women that have had adverse effects from the use of surgical mesh to treat pelvic prolapse. Women have reported infections, chronic pelvic pain, and painful intercourse...
Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Overactive bladder (OAB) is not a disease but a name for a group of urinary symptoms and a common condition that can affect both men and women. It is NOT a normal part of aging. OAB is a bothersome condition, because it can impact every aspect of one’s life...
One of the most challenging urological disease conditions for patients and physicians alike is chronic pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain includes the syndromes chronic prostatitis and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. The disease can occur in both...
Pelvic prolapse or vaginal vault prolapse is a very common condition characterized by the herniation of pelvic organs, bladder (cystocele), rectum, (rectocele), small intestine (enterocele), uterus, or vagina. These organs herniated due to weakness of support...
Urinary Tract Infections
A urinary tract infection, also referred to as a UTI, is an infection in any part of the urinary system – this could be your kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Although, most infections involve the lower portion of the urinary tract; meaning the...
Vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls that occurs as estrogen levels drop. It is mostly more pronounced after menopause. Vaginal atrophy can cause painful intercourse, and an increase in UTIs, as well as other urinary symptoms.
Botox Treatment (Incontinence)
Botox is indicated for the treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency and frequency, in adults who have an inadequate response to or are intolerant of an anticholinergic medication...
da Vinci Sacrocolpopexy
Sacrocolpopexy is a procedure performed using the da Vinci Robotic System to correct vaginal vault prolapse. The robotic procedure allows the physician to correct the prolapse and thus provide the patient with a durable repair. Unlike the open repair, the da...
Slings This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small, thin mesh or “tape” to create a “hammock” effect under the urethra. This can be approached via the pubic symphysis or the obturator area. It is important to note that after careful data...
Most women are not comfortable discussing their bladder control issues with family, friends, or even their doctor. Although, if you suffer from any of the symptoms of overactive bladder, you are not alone. More than 33 million Americans deal with overactive...
Mesh Related Solutions
When mesh failure occurs, it causes great distress for so many women. We approach this problem with compassion and understanding. After mesh failure is confirmed, the least invasive treatment is usually attempted first. The treatment options can vary greatly depending on the location and severity of the damage.
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Pelvic Floor Therapy
For patients suffering from Pelvic Floor Disorders, your physician may prescribe pelvic floor rehabilitation. Pelvic floor physical therapy involves the pelvic floor muscle group, which is responsible for a variety of functions. These muscles support the...
The UCA Women’s Center is now working alongside Mind, Body & Heart Wellness Clinic to offer Sex Therapy Services for couples...
Symptoms Stress incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine associated with physical activity such as coughing, sneezing, and exercising. It is caused by several factors some of which may be childbirth and previous pelvic surgeries. As many as 50% of all...
The ureter is a thin tubular structure about 10-12 inches in length that carries urine produced in the kidneys to the bladder. The urine is transported by a process known as peristalsis. The ureter actively propels urine from the kidney into the bladder....