Urogynecology Services in Youngstown, OH
Dr. Apostolis treats many urological conditions in Akron and Youngstown. Read more about these conditions, their causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
Incontinence and Urinary Issues
Many women experience urinary conditions and disorders, which can cause problems with your urinary tract and bladder health.
This is actually a common issue for women more than men and can cause leaky bladders and overwhelming urges to urinate or false alarms.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when muscles and ligaments in the pelvic floor are stretched or become too weak to hold the organs in the pelvis in their proper place.
Stress Urinary Incontinence generally occurs when your pelvic muscles are no longer strong enough to keep the opening from the bladder neck closed when you are under physical stress.
A Urinary tract infection, or a UTI, is an infection in the urinary system that is typically found in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are more often found in women than men.
Vaginal atrophy includes symptoms of vaginal dryness, inflammation, and general discomfort of the genital region due to thinning tissues within the vaginal wall.
Women who experience daily struggles due to their fibroid symptoms are encouraged to seek treatment because these symptoms will likely only worsen as the fibroid(s) continue to grow even larger over time.
da Vinci® Surgical Procedures for Gynecology
State-of-the-art, minimally invasive da Vinci® Surgery is being used for a variety of gynecologic procedures traditionally performed by traditional open or laparoscopic approaches. These robotic assisted procedures include:
- da Vinci® Hysterectomy – Performed to remove the uterus when treating conditions such as endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroid tumors, pelvic prolapse or cancer.
- da Vinci® Myomectomy – Used to remove uterine fibroids and which can help to prevent uterine rupture or tearing in future pregnancies.
- da Vinci® Endometriosis Resection – To remove deeply penetrated or widespread endometrial implants through resection or hysterectomy.
- da Vinci® Surgery for Uterine or Vaginal Vault Prolapse (Sacrocolpopexy) – Performed to restore either the uterus or the vagina to their original positions.