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Avera Medical Group Urogynecology Sioux Falls

Contact Avera Medical Group Urogynecology

Could you be among the one in three women who requires the care of a urogynecologist? Call Avera Medical Group Urogynecology in Sioux Falls, SD, to schedule an appointment. No referral is necessary.

866-996-6980

Let's face it - no one likes having to interrupt life with frequent trips to the bathroom. But if you're a woman in midlife, it could be more than just an annoyance. One in three American women require the help of a urogynecologist, so don't be embarrassed to ask your doctor for a referral, or to simply give us a call.

Avera urogynecology offers the region's first and only board-certified and fellowship-trained urogynecologist, Matthew A. Barker, MD, FACOG. Dr. Barker specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery with focuses on urinary tract and bowel disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain in women. It's all confidential and our goal is to help you live your life to its fullest. Avera Medical Group Urogynecology is a department of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center.

What is Urogynecology?

Urogynecology is a crossover between Urology and Obstetrics/Gynecology with a focus on female pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). The classic issue that women experience is pelvic organ prolapse. This can lead to symptoms including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, urgency and frequency, fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, pelvic pressure or painful intercourse.

Typically, these issues affect women after menopause, but it can happen to younger women, especially associated with childbirth.

The most common complaint is urinary incontinence, that may range from leaking a little urine when you laugh or sneeze to being home-bound because you fear having an accident in public.

Treatment options include physical therapy, medications, biofeedback and minimally invasive, same day surgical techniques. It's an advancing field, with more effective treatment than in the past.

Facts & Figures

  • 15% of all women suffer from some form of urinary incontinence
  • 30% of women over the age of 65 are affected by urinary incontinence
  • 40% of women over the age of 18 suffer from pelvic organ prolapse
  • 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with incontinence in their lifetime
  • 75% of women who experience significant improvement or are cured with appropriate diagnosis and treatment

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