Female Urology and the Center for NeuroUrology

The Stanford Center for Female Urology and NeuroUrology provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment to patients with problems relating to the bladder and lower urinary tract. The types of problems commonly treated in the center fall into four main groups.

  1. Urinary incontinence, urinary retention and other voiding problems
  2. Pelvic reconstructive surgery including pelvic prolapse, urinary tract fistulas and urethral strictures
  3. Neurogenic bladder - spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, etc.
  4. Urinary tract pain including interstitial cystitis and chronic prostatitis

NeuroUrologists are specially trained to evaluate all problems related to the lower urinary tract and pelvic floor. This type of practice is typically designated as Female Urology because these problems are more common in women, although many of the same problems can occur in men.
The Center's physicians aim to provide comprehensive care for patients with lower tract disorders. This approach is valuable because abnormalities of urination often occur simultaneously with:

All new patients undergo a detailed initial history and physical evaluation, after which an individualized treatment plan is developed. For some patients this might involve specialized bladder testing (Urodynamics) and x-rays, while others may be started on treatment without additional investigation. Although many problems can be managed with simple measures, patients with more severe disease may benefit from:

In each case, the goal is to develop a treatment plan that addresses all lower urinary tract/pelvic problems for each patient. This approach reduces the likelihood of treatment failure and complications.

Urinary tract disorders are greatly under reported and under treated in our society. One of the main impediments to treatment is the embarrassment many patients feel in discussing these sensitive issues. Our staff is committed to preserving patient dignity and providing the highest quality care and comfort.

Clinical Faculty of Female Urology and the Center for NeuroUrology

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Phone: (650) 723-3391

Fax: (650) 724-9608

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