Urogynaecology

Thank you for deciding to have your treatment with the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust under the care of the specialist urogynaecology team.

To enable us to assess your bladder/ prolapse symptoms effectively you will be sent information to complete prior to your first appointment.

What is urogynaecology?

Urogynaecology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the vagina and bladder in females.

Conditions treated include:

  • Prolapse
  • Overactive bladder
  • Stress incontinence
  • Frequency, urgency and nocturia (getting up at night)
  • Incomplete bladder emptying
  • Painful bladder syndrome

Investigations

  • Urodynamics
  • Pelvic and vaginal examination
  • Vaginal swabs
  • Bladder scan
  • Pelvic and renal scans

Treatments

  • Conservative therapies, diet and fluid advice, bladder re-education, pelvic floor exercises
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medication for an overactive bladder
  • Surgery to repair a prolapse
  • Surgery to treat stress incontinence
  • Surgery for overactive bladder
  • Trial without catheter
  • Teaching clean intermittent catheterisation
  • Insertion of a vaginal pessary

Pontefract urogynaecology department is located on level D in gynaecology outpatients. It has:

  • three clinic rooms
  • a urodynamics suite
  • own toilet for teaching clean intermittent self-catheterisation
  • consultant led and nurse led clinics are run from this department
  • nurse led pessary clinic
  • Trial Without Catheter (TWOC) and Clean Intermittent Self-Catheterisation Training Clinic (CISC)
  • Bladder instillation appointments
  • a dedicated waiting area with drinks machine

Dewsbury urogynaecology department is located on level 1 in the Bronte Tower building. It is within gynaecology outpatients and is shared with antenatal clinic. It has:

  • four clinic rooms
  • a urodynamics suite
  • consultant and nurse clinics are run from this department
  • nurse led pessary clinic
  • trial without catheter (TWOC) and clean intermittent self catheterisation (CISC) training clinic
  • bladder instillation clinic
  • a shared waiting area

We have a team of two consultant urogynaecologists and a clinical nurse specialist who work across all sites to provide the best possible care.

When and where are these clinics held?

  • Nurse led pessary clinic - Thursday Pontefract  and Friday Dewsbury (all day clinics)
  • Trial without catheter - Thursday mornings at Pontefract, Friday mornings at Dewsbury
  • Intermittent self-catheterisation - Thursday afternoons at Pontefract, Friday afternoons at Dewsbury
  • Urodynamics clinics - alternate Mondays at Dewsbury, alternate Tuesdays at Pontefract, alternate Wednesdays at Pinderfields.

Where is surgery performed?

Surgery takes place at Dewsbury and Pinderfields Hospitals, your follow-up and initial consultation may be held at any of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals but we will endeavor to make your appointment close to your home.

For further information on your appointment please contact: 01924 816151 for Dewsbury or 01977 747420 for Pontefract.