UroGynecology Care in Youngstown & Akron, OH
Northeastern Ohio’s Leader in Pelvic Floor Condition Treatment
As a double board-certified urogynecologist, Dr. Costas Apostolis is highly trained and specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor conditions. Dr. Apostolis has treated over 5,000 women for pelvic floor conditions and is committed to providing highly personalized care to women throughout Summit County. Dr. Apostolis strives to educate his patients about the conditions they face and the treatment options available to them. He will ensure that you are well informed and that all of your questions are answered. If you suspect you may be experiencing symptoms of a pelvic floor condition, call (330) 953-3414 to request an appointment at our urogynecology clinic in Fairlawn or Poland today!
Dr. Apostolis treats many urological conditions in Akron and Youngstown. Read more about these conditions, their causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options.
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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.
Instances in which the bladder bulges out of place are known as bladder prolapse.
Women have unexpected an urgent need to urinate over 8 times per day and may also have a leaky bladder.
The medical term “hematuria” is used whenever an individual has blood in their urine.
Many individuals can experience frequent urges to urinate. This sensation may be quite brief, or it can be a recurring issue that signals a more complex medical condition or disorder.
Botox targets the source of OAB by going directly to the muscles of the bladder and helping to block the signals that trigger OAB.
There can be many factors, both physical and physiological, that can cause a woman to have sexual problems.
Menopause occurs when women begin to experience the changes and symptoms that happen before or after they stop menstruating.
Pelvic Health & Women’s Health Concerns
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.
Vaginal atrophy includes symptoms of vaginal dryness, inflammation, and general discomfort of the genital region due to thinning tissues within the vaginal wall.
Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Due to their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.
Fecal incontinence refers to problems associated with bowel control, specifically the inability to restrict a bowel movement before reaching a restroom.
Vaginal rejuvenation that can relieve painful intercourse and reduce urinary urgency.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to correctly relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles.
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:
Performed to remove the uterus when treating conditions such as endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, fibroid tumors, pelvic prolapse or cancer.
Used to remove uterine fibroids and which can help to prevent uterine rupture or tearing in future pregnancies.
To remove deeply penetrated or widespread endometrial implants through resection or hysterectomy.
Performed to restore either the uterus or the vagina to their original positions.