experts at the Brady Urological Institute have a primary interest
in urological disorders affecting women, from the simplest disorder
to the most complicated. These include recurrent urinary tract infections,
urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, interstitial cystitis,
pelvic prolapse, and aesthetic concerns of the vagina and labia.
Our specialists are committed to preserving patient dignity and
providing the highest quality care and comfort in a truly compassionate
environment. Because of clinical and technological advances in the
past two decades, we are more knowledgeable and better equipped
to diagnose and treat disorders of the lower urinary tract in women.
Our specialists offer a complete
array of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for patients with
bladder, lower urinary tract, and pelvic floor problems. Highly
sophisticated technology is used for the evaluation of voiding disorders,
including an advanced computerized urodynamics laboratory. Many
of our diagnostic tests and treatments can be performed in the doctor's
Johns Hopkins female urology experts
take a unique approach to the female patient, emphasizing not only
quality of care but quality of life. A
wide variety of advanced techniques are used for the evaluation,
management, and treatment of incontinence. In all incontinence,
voiding dysfunction, and prolapse cases, treatment- whether it be
medication, behavioral therapy, or the injection of urethral bulking
agents-is individualized to the desires of the patient. This special
approach reduces the likelihood of treatment complications or failure.
There is also special emphasis on the surgical reconstruction of
lower urinary tract abnormalities, such as complex pelvic prolapse,
urethral diverticula, and genitourinary fistulae.
Our ongoing research efforts in
female urology, under the direction of E. James Wright, M.D., the
Director of Neurourology, and Chief of Urology at the Johns Hopkins
Bayview Medical Center, promise new therapies in the future. Dr.
Wright's ongoing five-year study of pelvic floor disorders is bound
to offer new solutions to these often complicated conditions. Dr.
Wright and his colleagues are actively involved in discovering new
ways to treat all types of voiding disorders. Minimally invasive
transvaginal procedures have now taken the place of traditional
abdominal surgery for fixing complex prolapse problems, allowing
patients to return home the day after surgery.