Seeking recommendations for a uro-gynecologist or urologist

Posted by brr @brr, Feb 9 10:01am

I had previously posted a discussion on bad surgical results; the particular doctors that I have visited have not been helpful. Does anyone have the name of doctor/doctors that are urogynecologists or urologists that have been helpful with patients who have had bad surgeries or continuing issues because of surgeries? Most doctors, I find, offer small solutions that don’t seem to see the whole issue of what’s going on with the total body.

@brr Where are you located? My daughter's sister-in-law is a urogynecologist in Boston, I could ask her if Boston is within the area you would consider.
JK

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Thank you. I am in Montana, but if there is a doctor that sees difficult cases, I don't mind traveling there. I am looking for someone that might be able to see what went wrong with the bladder prolapse, sacrocolpoexy, and urethral sling surgeries. All have made things worse and cause pain, some which feel nerve related. The first surgery was in May 2018 so things are getting worse, not better. Again, thank you for inquiring.

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Hi, brr, I am sorry but not surprised by your lack of help from docs you've seen. Too many spend too little time with patients and while they are very adept at prescribing more tests & scans and prescriptions, many seem to be offended by patient's questions or requests for referrals. I now use this site before starting with any new physician and it has proved very helpful: www,healthgrades.com. I hope you'll persist in your search until you find a doc willing and able to help.

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Thank you! This whole sight could lend itself to a thoughtful conversation about what needs to change in the medical training. Are the doctors trained to see the effects on the whole body; what role could better nutrition play; do they really read your patient forms you fill out before seeing you; do they not make assumptions; why aren't naturopaths included in the insurance list of acceptable physicians, etc. The list goes on. Thank you for your link and letting me vent.

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@brr

Thank you. I am in Montana, but if there is a doctor that sees difficult cases, I don't mind traveling there. I am looking for someone that might be able to see what went wrong with the bladder prolapse, sacrocolpoexy, and urethral sling surgeries. All have made things worse and cause pain, some which feel nerve related. The first surgery was in May 2018 so things are getting worse, not better. Again, thank you for inquiring.

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@brr I will email my daughter's sister-in-law and ask her if she deals with that type of thing or knows a urogynecologist who does.
JK

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Thank you!

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@brr

Thank you! This whole sight could lend itself to a thoughtful conversation about what needs to change in the medical training. Are the doctors trained to see the effects on the whole body; what role could better nutrition play; do they really read your patient forms you fill out before seeing you; do they not make assumptions; why aren't naturopaths included in the insurance list of acceptable physicians, etc. The list goes on. Thank you for your link and letting me vent.

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If you self refer to Mayo, and see and Internist, after letting registration know all of the challenges you're facing, the Internist can collaborate with all of the specialist at Mayo and give you whole body information.

I self referred and asked the Internist to put my through the mill and tell me everything I was dealing with and tell me how to best increase my quality of life. She sent me to the specialists and testing needed an followed up with me afterwards.

That's the great thing about Mayo Clinics. Everything/one needed is housed together.

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@healingone

If you self refer to Mayo, and see and Internist, after letting registration know all of the challenges you're facing, the Internist can collaborate with all of the specialist at Mayo and give you whole body information.

I self referred and asked the Internist to put my through the mill and tell me everything I was dealing with and tell me how to best increase my quality of life. She sent me to the specialists and testing needed an followed up with me afterwards.

That's the great thing about Mayo Clinics. Everything/one needed is housed together.

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@brr, if you are interested in seeking care at Mayo Clinic, @healingone is right. You can self refer. Here is some relevant information for you.
– To make an appointment request http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63
– Pelvic organ prolapse care at Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pelvic-organ-prolapse/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20360560
– Video https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pelvic-organ-prolapse/multimedia/pelvic-mesh-problems-video/vid-20128185

You may also be interested in this discussion where Connect members talk about starting with a new specialist:
– Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/your-tips-on-how-to-get-off-to-the-best-start-with-a-new-specialist/

I hope this helps.

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If Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn is available to you I recommend with all my heart and 20 years of experience, Dr. Igor Frank. He is a brilliant urologist and surgeon. When he did my surgery it was highly unusual and required some real critical thinking at the moment. He is superb!

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Thank you so much

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Dr.Igor Frank, urologist, Mayo Rochester——excellent sugeon: thorough, extremely bright , performed very complicated surgery on me after numerous surgeries over 65 years of abdominal and gynelogical origins.

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@engelee

Dr.Igor Frank, urologist, Mayo Rochester——excellent sugeon: thorough, extremely bright , performed very complicated surgery on me after numerous surgeries over 65 years of abdominal and gynelogical origins.

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After researching Dr. Frank, it seems he prefers to deal with cancer issues. If I may ask, was yours a Bladder prolapse/incontinence issue? I have not called his office yet to check on what he deals with. Thank you.

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That’s what it says on profile, but I had NO cancer. Was born with bladder extrophy and had procedure 63 yrs ago that connected ureters to sigmoid ( done at Henry Ford Hospital.) I started seeing Dr. Frank in early 60’s and he kept me going and then did surgery for 2 ostomies——BECAUSE OF HIM I Am longest living person with ureterosigmoidostomy( first procedure) in the history of Mayo Clinic. He’s good with everything
—-truly worth an appointment.

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Wow! Engelee, that is wonderful news! Thank you so much for sharing and big congratulations on your success!

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@engelee

That’s what it says on profile, but I had NO cancer. Was born with bladder extrophy and had procedure 63 yrs ago that connected ureters to sigmoid ( done at Henry Ford Hospital.) I started seeing Dr. Frank in early 60’s and he kept me going and then did surgery for 2 ostomies——BECAUSE OF HIM I Am longest living person with ureterosigmoidostomy( first procedure) in the history of Mayo Clinic. He’s good with everything
—-truly worth an appointment.

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Here is wishing you many more years of good health!

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