What is the difference between a Urogynecologist and a Gynecologist ?

A urogynecologist is a physician with special training  in urology, gynecology and obstetrics who focuses on the evaluation and treatment of non-cancerous conditions concerning the female pelvic organs and their supporting muscles and tissues, as well as pelvic reconstructive surgery. A urogynecologist is a specialist who will treat pelvic floor disorders. A gynecologist on the other hand treats the overall health of their female patients, treating problems and diseases of the female reproductive system such as breast and hormonal problems, urinary tract and pelvic disorders, and cancer of the cervix.

My first visit

A urogynecologist will do a consultation and a preliminary exam curtailed to your specific condition(s) on your first visit. A gynecologist will perform a Pap Test and Pelvic Exam on your first visit, where a urogynecologist will not. Conditions and services Dr. Sherry Thomas treat’s are listed below.

Dr. Sherry Thomas and Urogynecology

Dr Sherry Thomas is a urogynecologist whom diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions that affect the uterus, cervix, vagina and fallopian tubes. Urogynecology is a surgical sub-specialty of urology and gynecology. Women in every stage of life can count on receiving compassionate, patient-centered care from an expert in the field.

Conditions treated include:

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Cystitis and bladder pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Female incontinence
  • Infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Incontinence (Fecal Urinary)
  • Menopause and perimenopause
  • Pelvic support problems (enterocele, cystocele, rectocele, vaginal vault)
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Uterine prolapse

Expert, Patient-Centered Diagnosis & Care

Urogynecology patients at our practice benefit from the combined expertise of hospital-based and community specialists, who work together to provide the best possible options for care. Patients have access to highly advanced treatments and surgical procedures, including the most advanced techniques for minimally invasive surgery.

Services include:

  • Advanced laparoscopy and hysteroscopy
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Robotic surgery for hysterectomy, fibroid surgery, and ovarian surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Cystocele Surgery
  • Rectocele surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence surgery
  • Fecal incontinence surgery
  • Pelvic fistula surgery
  • Single port incision robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery
  • Urogynecological surgery
  • Pelvic Reconstructive surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Bladder Surgery