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Urogynecology

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Urogynecology, as the name suggests, is a branch of medicine that combines the fields of urology and gynecology - in other words, physicians and surgeons that specialize in this field deal with the urological problems in only women. Other names include pelvic floor and reconstructive surgery.

Pelvic floor and reconstructive medicine

This a branch of medicine that deals with female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery(also called urogynecology) These physicians provide consultation services and comprehensive management of women with pelvic floor disorders, including:

Urogynecologist / Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is available from

  1. The American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) and American Board of Urology (ABU) or
  2. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and American Osteopathic Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AOBOG)

Difference between urologists & urogynecologists?

The biggest difference between urologists and urogynecologist is that a urogynecologist only treats women while urologists treat both men and women.



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