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Services

Our Multidisciplinary Teams

Our multidisciplinary pelvic floor team at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women consists of:

Urogynecologists
 

Dietician
 

Specialized
Continence Nurses

Pharmacist
 

Nurse
Practitioners

Colorectal
Surgery

Pelvic

Physiotherapists

Urology
 

Range of Care

We provide care for a wide range of pelvic health concerns including: 

and other pelvic health issues.

Special Tests

Your doctor may request one or more of these tests in order to better understand your pelvic floor condition.

Urodynamic Studies (UDS)

This is a test done at the Lois Hole Clinic. You will have 2 small catheters inserted. Then, your bladder is filled with salt water (saline) and pressure sensors are attached to a computer. The nurse completes this test. The doctor interprets the pressures in your bladder in order to understand how your bladder reacts to filling in real time. This may be recommended prior to a surgery or medication.

Cystoscopy

A camera inside your bladder. This is typically done at the Kaye Clinic, 7th floor. This is done by one of the urogynecologic surgeons. This is not done under sedation.Pelvic ultrasound

 

Your doctor may request an ultrasound in order to visualize the structures in your pelvis including the ovaries, bladder and uterus. This is done at any ultrasound clinic or hospital.

Endometrial biopsy

Women who have vaginal bleeding after menopause may require a biopsy of the inside lining of the uterus to ensure there are no abnormal or pre-cancer cells. This is done in the clinic and does not require sedation.

Pessary trial

Prior to surgery, some women will be asked to use a pessary in order to mimic the results of surgery. This will allow your surgeon to assess how surgery may change your bladder or bowel function.

Endoanal ultrasound

Women looking at potential surgery for accidental bowel leakage may require an ultrasound of the anal sphincter muscles. This ultrasound is done at the hospital.

Anal manometry

Women with accidental bowel leakage may require this test which looks at the pressure the anal muscle is able to squeeze. This test is done at the hospital.

Management Options

Our clinic team offers a wide range of management options & surgical care including:

Management Options

Conservative Strategies

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Medical Management

Pessaries

Dietary Management

Surgical Care Options

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Botox for Overactive Bladder

Bulkamid for Stress Urinary Incontinence

Slings for Stress Incontinence

Laparoscopic, Vaginal and Open Procedures

Management of Complex Conditions

Colpocleisis

Accessing Our Services

Referral is required to access our clinic.

 

Our catchment area includes Edmonton zone, northern Alberta, Northwest Territories, Northern British Columbia, Western Saskatchewan.