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Urogynecology Treatment Services | Urinary Incontinence and Prolapse | Morristown

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Urogynecology

A subspecialty within obstetrics and gynecology, Atlantic Health System’s Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center is renowned for treating women with pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary or fecal incontinence and prolapse (bulging or falling) of the vagina, bladder and/or the uterus. In fact, Morristown Medical Center was recently named among the "100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs," by Becker's Hospital Review.

Urinary incontinence (leakage of urine) is a very common condition affecting at least 10-20 percent of women under age 65 and up to 56 percent of women over age 65. While incontinence also affects men, it occurs much more commonly in women.

Prolapse simply means displacement from the normal position. When this word is used to describe the female organs, it usually means bulging, sagging or falling. It can occur quickly, but usually happens over the course of many years. On average, 11 percent of women will undergo surgery for this condition.

Prolapse and incontinence frequently occur together. Both conditions are believed to result from damage to the pelvic floor after delivering a baby. Other possible factors include heavy lifting on a daily basis, chronic coughing, severe constipation and obesity.

Common Terms Used in Urogynecology

  • Pelvic floor muscles - A group of muscles in the pelvis that support and help control the vagina, uterus, bladder, urethra and rectum
  • Bladder - A muscular organ which stores urine
  • Ureters - A pair of tubes, each leading from one of the kidneys, to the bladder
  • Urethra - A short, narrow tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body
  • Voiding - Passage of urine out of the body

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Morristown, NJ 07960
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Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

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175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
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Chilton Medical Center
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Hackettstown Medical Center
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908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Atlantic Medical Group
1-800-247-9580

Morristown Medical Center

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

Overlook Medical Center

99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

Newton Medical Center

175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

Chilton Medical Center

97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
973-831-5000

Hackettstown Medical Center

651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5100

Goryeb Children's Hospital

100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
973-971-5000

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Atlantic Medical Group

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