Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause may strain your pelvic floor muscles, leading to a pelvic floor disorder. Urogynecology is an area of medicine that diagnoses and treats women with pelvic floor disorders. John Devine II, MD, is fellowship-trained in urogynecology and provides patient-centered care at the Center for Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Health. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Venice, Florida, or request an appointment online today.

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What is urogynecology?

Urogynecology is a subspecialty of OB/GYN that focuses on diagnosing and treating incontinence and pelvic floor disorders.

Dr. Devine is the only three-year fellowship-trained urogynecologist in the Sarasota area. After completing his OB/GYN residency, Dr. Devine was accepted into the urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery fellowship program with Dr. Donald Ostergard at the University of California, Irvine.

After completing his fellowship training, Dr. Devine went into private practice in Akron, Ohio. In 2016, Dr. Devine relocated to Southwest Florida and opened his practice in Venice.

Who needs the expertise of a urogynecologist?

You may benefit from the care of a urogynecologist if you have a pelvic floor disorder or incontinence. Some of the conditions that benefit from an evaluation with  Dr. Devine include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary retention
  • Hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Prolapse (e.g., dropped bladder and uterus)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Dr. Devine takes a patient-centered approach to care and works closely with you to develop a treatment plan that best meets your needs.

What happens during a urogynecology exam?

The specifics of your urogynecology exam at the Center for Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Health depends on your symptoms and health issues. Dr. Devine schedules long appointments for first-time patients and consultations so he can gather as much information as possible.

During your urogynecology exam, Dr. Devine reviews your symptoms as well as your gynecological, obstetric, medical, and surgical history. He then performs a physical and pelvic exam and may request diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis.

Testing may include urinalysis, blood work, or an ultrasound.

What treatments are part of urogynecology?

Dr. Devine is an experienced urogynecologist. He develops personalized treatment plans based on your diagnosis, symptoms, medical history, and personal preferences. He educates you about your diagnosis and treatment options so you can make an informed decision on how best to proceed.

Urogynecology treatments include:

  • Pelvic floor exercises
  • Medications
  • Bladder training
  • Botox® injections to improve bladder muscle control
  • Axonics® sacral neuromodulation
  • InterStim® sacral neuromodulation
  • Non-mesh pelvic reconstruction
  • Surgery

Dr. Devine also provides consultations and surgical interventions for women experiencing complications from mesh surgery.

For patient-centered care from an experienced urogynecologist, call the Center for Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Health, or request an appointment online.