The field of urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology
and is dedicated to the study and treatment of pelvic floor disorders
in women, in all the various ways that it can present itself.
Urogynecologists have completed medical school and a four-year residency
in Obstetrics and Gynecology, or Urology. These doctors become specialists
with additional training and experience in the evaluation and treatment
of conditions that affect the female pelvic organs, and the muscles and
connective tissue that support the organs. Many, though not all, have
completed formal fellowships (additional training after residency) that
focused on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of non-cancerous gynecologic
problems. As is always the case, you should feel very comfortable asking
about the training and expertise of any doctor caring for you.