Our Multidisciplinary Teams
Our multidisciplinary pelvic floor team at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women consists of:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our clinic team offers a wide range of management options & surgical care including:
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
Surgical Care Options
Botox for Overactive Bladder
Bulkamid for Stress Urinary Incontinence
Slings for Stress Incontinence
Laparoscopic, Vaginal and Open Procedures
Management of Complex Conditions
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.