The GW Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Health Provides Comprehensive Care for Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders
The GW Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Health provides comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders. Women of all ages and races can suffer from bladder and pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor is a combination of muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues that support the pelvic organs — the bladder, vagina, uterus, and rectum. The pelvic floor can be weakened by a combination of factors such as childbirth, heavy lifting, the effects of menopause and aging, and other chronic medical and neurologic conditions.
Although problems do become more common with advancing age, even young women can be affected.
Dr. Charelle Carter-Brooks, Urogynecologist, discusses Pelvic Floor Disorders.
- Conditions We Treat
- Services We Provide
Our goal is to restore function and improve quality of life for every woman. To do this we use the most current research and clinical standards to create individualized treatment plans that may include behavioral, medical, non-surgical, and surgical options.
- Patient Resources
- https://www.augs.org/patient-services/women-and-caregivers/ https://www.voicesforpfd.org/
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkJUBPcaY1hwBMsyWfhDXg https://iuga.site-ym.com/page/patientleaflets
Dr. Charelle Carter-Brooks, Urologynecologist, discusses Pelvic Floor Disorders.
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Referrals to the center can be made through a patient's primary care physician or gynecologist. Many women self-refer, so a physician's referral is not necessary.
Some of the symptoms women experience can include:
- Leaking of urine or stool
- Difficulty with bowel movements
- Pelvic pain or pressure
- Dropped bladder or uterus
Pelvic floor disorders significantly compromise the quality of women’s lives, which may result in depression, social isolation, and avoidance of physical and sexual activity due to discomfort and embarrassment. Our experts are dedicated to improving the quality of our patients' lives.
Location: 22nd & I Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 741-2500
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.