Urology Care for Women in Washington, D.C.
Some health issues are easier to talk about than others. For many women, discussing conditions such as bladder control is difficult for many reasons.
You are not alone. GW Hospital is here to listen to women and provide complete urologic care in D.C. and the surrounding communities.
Conditions We Treat
We help diagnose, treat and manage many conditions, including:
- Adrenal cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, renal pelvis cancer and ureteral cancer
- Bowel symptoms such as constipation and fecal incontinence
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Kidney stones
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction after childbirth
- Recurrent urinary tract infections, pain with urination, and blood in the urine
- Sexual dysfunction including issues with pain and dryness
- Urinary fistula disease
- Urinary urgency, frequency, urinary incontinence and nighttime urination
In-Person and Virtual Urology Appointments
We are ready to see you in-person and we also offer quality care through our virtual health services. With GW Virtual Health, you can see a doctor via your mobile phone, computer or tablet, wherever you are.
To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, please fill out our general appointment form or call our referral service at 888-4GW-DOCS.
Women’s Urology Treatment with Advanced Technology
GW Hospital is home to the region's first robotic-assisted da Vinci® Xi Surgical System, which uses smaller incisions than traditional methods. This can lead to patient benefits including fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and shorter recovery times.*
In addition, we are the only local hospital with a neurogenic bladder clinic to help women with incontinence and urinary retention related to neurological diseases or injuries.
Services We Provide
Fertility and Sexual Health
We offer help for family planning, infertility (including IVF), sexually transmitted infections (STIs), urinary tract infections and more. Patients also turn to us for premature ovarian failure, endometriosis, pain during sex, menopause, hormone imbalance and other reproductive issues.
GW Pelvic Floor Center
Women are twice as likely to develop urinary incontinence as men, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. At the GW Pelvic Floor Center we offer specialized care for urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and other pelvic floor concerns. We offer treatments ranging from pelvic floor physical therapy, bladder Botox®, nerve stimulators, and minimally invasive pelvic floor reconstructive surgeries. We prioritize your functional goals.
Kidney Stone Treatment
For women with kidney stones, we offer minimally invasive treatment with extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL). This uses high-frequency ultrasound to break up large kidney stones into tiny particles that can be passed.
Patient Story: Arlene Bright
"It was truly life-changing."
Arlene Bright’s incontinence was something she dealt with for years before seeking medical help at the GW Pelvic Floor Center. What she thought was her overactive bladder turned out to be pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
At GW, Arlene underwent vaginal prolapse repair and had a mid-urethral sling implanted to help prevent urinary leakage with coughing, laughing and sneezing. These minimally invasive procedures required no abdominal incisions and she was able to go home the same day.
Now, Arlene doesn’t have to stop for frequent bathroom breaks, and that’s a big deal. "There are options ... I did not realize how urogynecology really can change a woman’s life until I went through it myself."
Choose GW for Your Care
GW Hospital is an academic teaching hospital with access to advanced technology and clinical trials. We provide dedicated patient navigators to guide you through your care. We are dedicated to providing quality, personalized urology services for women.
*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.