Female urology

 

Urologic conditions affect both men and women, but women might experience them differently. Some disorders, such as urinary incontinence (UI) and urinary tract infections (UTIs), are more common in women.

Our female urology specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions, using the most up to date procedures.

More on what we do

Once your GP has referred you to the department we may refer you for tests prior to seeing the doctors, alternatively it may be that assessment and management may be undertaken by our specialist nurses in the bowel and bladder care department. This assessment may occur closer to home with our community team.  The specialist nurses will assess you over a much longer appointment time and will look at conservative measures such as changing diet, fluid intake and pelvic floor assessment and advising on pelvic floor exercises.

We have a number of specialist clinics including joint clinics with Microbiologists for patients with recurrent and difficult to treat urinary tract infections. Patients with a condition called over active bladder that is not controlled by standard measures, this is run by Matron Mrs Soosie Cole and Mr Mark Stott consultant Urologist

Treatments

We offer a range of treatments to help female patients, including:

Focused Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

After initial assessment we can offer referral to the physiotherapists for individual sessions with the team of pelvic floor experts in the hospital

Botulinum Toxin Bladder injections

This is utilised in patients in whom lifestyle changes and oral medications have failed to control the symptoms of an overactive bladder.  Botulinum toxin works by temporarily paralysing small areas of your bladder, making it less sensitive / stopping it from working so hard.

Sacral Nerve Stimulation

One of the available treatments for an overactive bladder is Sacral Nerve Stimulation therapy. This involves placing small electrodes into the back where the bladder nerves are. Electrical impulses then stimulate the nerves and this can help reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder. The electrodes are attached to a small device that can be inserted under the skin. The device can be taken out at any time

Our team

Mr Mark Stott - Consultant Urologist

Mrs Soosie Cole - Matron Bowel and Bladder Care

Mrs Elaine A’Hearne - Specialist Nurse Bowel and Bladder Care

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Department of Urology (Level 2, Area G)

Bladder and Bowel Care, Department of Clinical Measurements (Level 2, Area D)

Contact us

Secretary to Mr Stott - 01392 402539

Bowel and Bladder Care - 01392 402142

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