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Can a urogynecologist fix my incontinence better than my regular obgyn?
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Dr. Marlon White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
As a general obgyn, i treat this problem routinely.
Most women have an established relationship with an obgyn, so discuss there first. If referral is needed, your personal physician can assist you.

In brief: Depends
As a general obgyn, i treat this problem routinely.
Most women have an established relationship with an obgyn, so discuss there first. If referral is needed, your personal physician can assist you.
Dr. Marlon White
Dr. Marlon White
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Dr. Earle Pescatore
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Often
A urogynecologist focuses their practice on the treatment of the pelvic floor disorders.
A urogyn likely has more experience than your general ob/gyn. If you have an unusual history or complications from previous surgery i would strongly encourage you to seek care from a specialist for your opportunity of the best outcome.

In brief: Often
A urogynecologist focuses their practice on the treatment of the pelvic floor disorders.
A urogyn likely has more experience than your general ob/gyn. If you have an unusual history or complications from previous surgery i would strongly encourage you to seek care from a specialist for your opportunity of the best outcome.
Dr. Earle Pescatore
Dr. Earle Pescatore
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Dr. Robert Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: Probably
A physician who is fellowship trained likely will be better equipped to manage this issue for you.

In brief: Probably
A physician who is fellowship trained likely will be better equipped to manage this issue for you.
Dr. Robert Harris
Dr. Robert Harris
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology
In brief: Loaded question
I am a urogyn so of course i want to say "yes".
However any gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist can do it. You need to find someone whom has done a lot of cases and feels comfortable handling the complications. It never hurts to get a second opinion prior to surgery.

In brief: Loaded question
I am a urogyn so of course i want to say "yes".
However any gynecologist, urogynecologist or urologist can do it. You need to find someone whom has done a lot of cases and feels comfortable handling the complications. It never hurts to get a second opinion prior to surgery.
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: Depends
There are many obgyn's who have years of experience treating female incontinence and do a very good job.
You should ask your obgyn what their experience is.

In brief: Depends
There are many obgyn's who have years of experience treating female incontinence and do a very good job.
You should ask your obgyn what their experience is.
Dr. Kevin O'neil
Dr. Kevin O'neil
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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
In brief: Possibly
For most obgyns OB is a large focus of their practice.
Even if u have just straight forward incontinence u need a doc who has done at least 100 slings. Most urogyns in practice for a few year have done several hundred.

In brief: Possibly
For most obgyns OB is a large focus of their practice.
Even if u have just straight forward incontinence u need a doc who has done at least 100 slings. Most urogyns in practice for a few year have done several hundred.
Dr. Scott Beard
Dr. Scott Beard
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