Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Our Vision

For all health care providers of women to work collegially and collaboratively to improve the quality of life for women with pelvic disorders.

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Dr. Dante Pascali
Division Head

Introduction

The Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS) was created 3 years ago due to a recognized need in the community for a centralized diagnostic and therapeutic clinic for women complaining of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. As such the clinic boasts state of the art diagnostic equipment and qualified personnel.

We are the only recognized URPS clinic in eastern Ontario (other than Kingston) and as such receive secondary, tertiary and quaternary referrals from this large catchment area. Medical students and residents rotate through the clinic on a regular basis.

We provide care in a compassionate and caring fashion and have always received top marks from patient satisfaction comment cards.

The clinic is the only one in Canada in which 3 qualified Urogynecologists work at the same workplace sharing the same database. Although the clinic is only 3 years into its existence we are actively in the process of creating a research network with other teaching centers in Canada. We currently have contacts in Toronto, Halifax and Calgary and will soon be embarking on randomized controlled trials with these institutions.

Clinical Services

  • Consultation service
  • Complete multichannel urodynamic investigations
  • Diagnostic cystoscopy
  • Pessary fitting clinic
  • Nursing assessment clinic with teaching of Kegel
  • Muscle stimulation and biofeedback
  • Patient education clinics
  • Intermittent self-catherization clinics

Surgical Competents

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse-Reconstruction
  • Incontinence Procedure
  • Major Laparoscopy

Over the last 3 years in collaboration with industry one of our members has traveled throughout Ontario and has trained over 20 community physicians (Obs/Gyn and Urology) how to perform TVT procedures. This is leading edge technology in the treatment of female urinary incontinence. In addition, Members of our Division have done extensive work in major laparoscopy and are national members of interested organizations. Two members of our Division have received Teacher awards.

Currently the Urogynecology Clinic is housed at the Riverside Campus in the Shirley E Greenberg Womens Health Centre, a state of the art facility that opened its doors in early 2005. Future plans include possibly a satellite diagnostic unit in Renfrew, Ontario. 

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