The Western Branch Center for Women, P.C.  
     
     
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Specialties

OB/GYN, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstruction
Along with routine gynecological care, many other services are offered including: pelvic ultrasound; aspiration of breast cysts; evaluation of infertility, colposcopy (a diagnostic evaluation of abnormal pap smears); LEEP (a loop electrosurgical procedure used to diagnose and treat cervical cancer); cryotherapy for vaginal warts; and bone density testing for osteoporosis prevention and treatment. We also provde management of heavy bleeding including in-office endometrial ablation which results in permanent thinning of the lining of the uterus and decreases or stops menstrual bleeding.

Our Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery service offers routine gynecologic care and treatment to individuals with urogynecologic disorders. This includes patients suffering from urinary and fecal incontinency, as well as pelvic floor relaxation. Dr. Alnaif is a specialist not only in diagnostic techniques such as urodiagnostics and ultrasound, but is also able to perform complicated pelvic reconstructive surgery.

State-of-the-art diagnostic modalities, including multichannel urodynamics and cystourethroscopy, for all forms of incontinence and pelvic floor disorders.

Broad range of obstetrical services. Among these are pre-natal care that gives equal emphasis to the well-being of the mother and of the fetus; fetal monitoring through ultrasound and other techniques; childbirth preparedness and consultation for high-risk pregnancies.


Care Philosophy

Our practice is a state-of-the-art clinic dedicated to providing the highest level of healthcare for Women. The patient is our primary concern, and we pride ourselves on providing personal and friendly care. We are dedicated to fully educating you about your health needs, and strive to be your partner in health. We incorporate the latest technologies to provide for an improved patient experience.


What is a Urogynecologist?


What is a Urogynecologist?

A Urogynecologist is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist who has
specialized in the care of women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. The Pelvic Floor is composed of the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, and nerves that help support and control the rectum, uterus, vagina, and bladder. The pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or surgery.

Some problems Due to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and Their Symptoms are:
1. Urinary Incontinence: Loss of bladder or control,- -leakage of urine.
2. Pelvic Prolapse: Descent of pelvic organs;(a bulge - -and/or pressure; dropped uterus, bladder, vagina - -or rectum).
3. Emptying Disorders: Difficulty urinating or - -moving bowels.
4. Fecal Incontinence: Loss of control over your stool - -and/or gas, including soilage
5. Overactive Bladder: Frequent need to void, bladder - -pressure or pain, urgency, urgency incontinence or - -difficulty holding your urine.
6. Repair of vaginal fistulas Vaginal fistula is the - -abnormal connection between bladder and/or - -bowels and the vagina.

What Kind of Training Does a Urogynecologist Have?

Urogynecologists have completed medical school and a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. These doctors become specialists with additional Fellowship training and experience in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that affect the female pelvic organs, and the muscles and connective tissue that support the organs. The additional Fellowship training focuses on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of non-cancerous gynecologic problems.

When Should I See a Urogynecologist?

Although your primary care physician or Ob/Gyn may have knowledge about these problems, a Urogynecologist can offer additional expertise. You should see or be referred to a Urogynecologist when you have problems of prolapse, and/or troublesome incontinence or when your primary doctor recommends consultation.

Other problems for which you or your doctor might think about consulting a Urogynecologist include: problems with emptying the bladder or rectum, and the need for special expertise in vaginal surgery