The department of Urogynaecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery is based at the Cotswold Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol and offers a comprehensive care to cover all the aspects of female urinary incontinence and utero-vaginal prolapse. The unit has been recently accredited by the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG, UK) and is a recognition of the high standards care provided to women with pelvic floor problems.
Women with these pelvic floor problems are offered a wide range of treatment options from conservative treatments to advanced surgical procedures if appropriate (including keyhole surgeries).
Treatments are delivered by a dedicated team of doctors (surgeons), specialist nurses and physiotherapists.
There are clinics on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Cotswold Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol. We also run clinics at Thornbury, Yate, Clevedon and Portishead and run a dedicated pessary clinic for patients requiring pessary insertion or change or with problems using it.
Conditions treated include:
Female urinary incontinence
- Stress incontinence: leaking with activities
- Overactive bladder: urgent need to pass urine, frequent trips to the toilet and getting up at night associated with or without urinary leakage
Painful bladder conditions
- Cystocele: Prolapse of the front wall of the vagina
- Rectocele: Prolapse of the back wall of the vagina
- Uterus: Prolapse of the womb
- Vault: Prolapse of the top of the vagina after a hysterectomy
Mr Chendrimada Madhu
Consultant (Lead) Subspecialist Urogynaecologist
Dr Sanchita Sen
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Specialist Urogynaecology Nurse
Women’s Health Physiotherapists
We work closely with the departments of urology and colorectal surgery in complex pelvic floor problems involving the bladder and bowel.
Useful Links & Leaflets
British Society of Urogynaeology (BSUG) bsug.org.uk
International Urogynaecological association (IUGA) www.iuga.org
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) www.rcog.org.uk
International Continence Society (ICS) www.ics.org
Bladder and Bowel Foundation www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training video: