Specialty Groups

Female Urology and Incontinence Clinic

Several urologists specializing in female urology offer consultation and comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic testing in women with complex pelvic floor conditions. These specialists have completed six years of training in bladder and urinary function plus further specialized training in women's vaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence surgery, and have subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from the American Board of Urology.

Conditions treated

Urinary incontinence

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Recurrent stress incontinence
  • Mesh complications
  • Urge urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder

Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Anterior vaginal wall prolapse (cystocele/bladder prolapse)
  • Apical vaginal prolapse (enterocele/vaginal vault prolapse)
  • Posterior wall prolapse (rectocele)
  • Recurrent pelvic prolapse
  • Complications from mesh prolapse repair

    Fistulas

    • Vesicovaginal (bladder/vagina)
    • Vesicouterine (bladder/uterus)
    • Vesicocutaneous (bladder/abdominal wall)
    • Rectovaginal (rectum/vagina)
    • Urethral reconstruction (fistula/diverticulum)

    Diagnostic testing

    • Complex video and standard urodynamic testing
    • Cystourethroscopy

    Treatments

    Female Urology offers a range of treatment options for patients, including:

    Conservative treatments

    • Pelvic floor re-education
    • Biofeedback

    Medical treatment for

    • Overactive bladder syndrome
    • Stress urinary incontinence

    Surgical treatments

    • Vaginal mesh removal
    • Non-mesh surgeral alternatives for stress incontinence and pelvic prolapse
    • Vaginal reconstructive surgery
    • Abdominal reconstructive surgery
    • Laparoscopic prolapse surgery
    • Robotic prolapse surgery
    • Pubovaginal slings
    • Transobturator slings
    • Suprapubic slings
    • Fascial grafts
    • Sacral nerve stimulation
    • Botulinum toxin injection

    List of doctors

    Daniel S. Elliott, M.D.
    Deborah Lightner, M.D.

    Physician assistant
    Michelle M. Bouquet, P.A.-C.
    Rhonda Johnson, P.A.-C.

    Nurse practitioner
    Cynthia M. Melton, R.N., C.N.P.

    Apr. 06, 2014