Urogynecologist in Los Angeles
Dr. Tahery is a practicing urogynecologist in Los Angeles with over two decades of experience. He was one of the first to complete a fellowship in this specialty and continues to mentor physicians of tomorrow. Dr. Tahery is an innovator, perfected techniques for functional and cosmetic repair of the genital organs, without any visible scars, in most cases without general anesthesia and hospital admission.
What is a Urogynecologist?
Urogynecology is a unique subspecialty that blends the pursuits of gynecology and urology into one. It’s the study of the female pelvic structure and focuses on a wide range of disorders that exclusively affect women. Unlike traditional urologists, a urogynecologist completes extensive training as a gynecologist. A multi-year fellowship follows. During their training, urogynecologists gain a deeper understanding of the female pelvic floor and how it affects the excretory and reproductive systems.
As a result, they can address a myriad of problems with the bladder, bowel, and sexual organs.
As a practicing urogynecologist in Los Angeles, Dr. Tahery can evaluate and diagnose pelvic floor disorders that cause incontinence, discomfort, or pain. He can also provide treatment and ongoing management. Every woman’s body is unique. As a result, treatment can run the gamut from behavioral therapy and medication to surgery.
Dr. Tahery’s expertise in pelvic anatomy and precise surgical skills provides many options for women looking to gain comfort and confidence. Many of the procedures occur in an outpatient setting for minimal downtime and quick recovery.
When Should You Go to a Urogynecologist?
The pelvic floor is a series of muscles and connective tissue. The tissue runs from the pubis to the coccyx and acts like a sling. It supports the bowel, bladder, and uterus.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is far more common than most women think. Roughly one out of three women will experience issues in their lifetime. Furthermore, women can suffer from problems at any time. Major life events like pregnancy and menopause increase risks. The same goes for genetic predispositions and lifestyle factors like obesity.
While not immediately life-threatening, pelvic floor problems should not go untreated. These conditions can lead to immense discomfort. Incontinence, uncontrollable bowel movements, and many other symptoms significantly impact one’s everyday life. In the long-term, organ damage and infection are possible as well.
A urogynecologist in Los Angeles can evaluate the issue and recommend treatment that may improve a woman’s quality of life.
You should visit a Urogynecologist in Los Angeles if you are suffering from the following issues.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Prolapse occurs when the muscles of the pelvic floor and vagina are unable to support the organs. Many forms of prolapse are possible. For example, a cystocele is when the bladder falls. Meanwhile, a rectocele occurs when the rectum front wall herniates into the back wall of the vagina. Uterine and vaginal prolapse can happen as well.
Common symptoms for pelvic organ prolapse include:
- Heavy or pulling sensations in your lower belly or pubic area
- Recurrent vaginal and bladder infection
- Visible bulges coming out of the vagina
- Difficulty during urination and bowel movements
- Sexual dysfunction; pain, decreased sensation, and tightness.
Fecal or Urinary Incontinence
Incontinence is a common yet treatable issue. Many women experience some form of incontinence after childbirth. But, issues can persist due to pelvic floor dysfunction. Symptoms may include:
- Inability to empty the bladder or bowels
- Overactive bladder
- Leaking urine during intense physical activity
- Frequent urinary accidents
Beyond these common conditions, a urogynecologist in Los Angeles can address many pelvic floor and vaginal health issues. Dr. Tahery can evaluate unusual symptoms and determine the best course of action.
From minimally invasive surgical procedures to ongoing management, treatment plans can address the root of the problem and provide relief from life-altering symptoms.