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Capital Regional Women's Health & Capital Regional Medical Center Now Offer Advanced Urogynecology Services

Capital Regional Medical Center September 17, 2014

Michael Douso, MD

Michael Douso, MD

Tallahassee, FL – Capital Regional Women's Health & Capital Regional Medical Center are pleased to now offer advanced urogynecology services with the area's only board-certified urogynecologist and pelvic surgeon.

Bladder and pelvic conditions can upend lifestyles, curtail activities, and affect the health and happiness of a woman's life. “Michael Douso, MD is a well-known physician, board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, and we are proud to affiliate with such a well-respected leader and innovator in this field,” said Brian Cook, President and CEO, Capital Regional Medical Center. “Too many women suffer in silence from disorders they believe to be untreatable, and previously had to travel outside of the area for services. We can now provide innovative and successful treatment options for women – right here in Tallahassee.”

Dr. Douso is the only board-certified urogynecologist in the Florida panhandle and is a specialist in disorders of the pelvic floor–which includes the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and nerves that help support and control the rectum, uterus, vagina and bladder. The pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease, or previous pelvic surgeries. Symptoms of a pelvic floor disorder include: bladder and bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and female sexual dysfunction. “I look forward to integrating these services with such a distinguished hospital and developing a comprehensive team approach for our patients. We offer compassionate care, dedicated to helping women regain quality of life as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Douso.

Dr. Douso was at the forefront of the adoption of robotic surgery in Urogynecologic surgery, and was among the first to routinely offer robotic surgery to our patients with prolapse. The Da Vinci® surgical system, allows our physician to perform procedures such as a sacrocolpopexy, the “gold standard” repair for advanced pelvic organ prolapse, using a minimally invasive technique. The robotic approach uses small incisions in the abdomen and the robot provides more dexterity, precision and control than standard laparoscopic surgery. When compared to an open approach, robotic surgery typically results in less pain after surgery, less blood loss and need for transfusions, less risk of infection and scarring, a shorter recovery time, and a quicker return to normal activities. Treatments offered include non-surgical and surgical options. Non-surgical therapies feature biofeedback, pelvic muscle rehabilitation, vaginal pessaries, medications, peri-urethral injections, and neuromodulation (Interstim).

To learn more about these services or to make an appointment with Dr. Douso at Capital Regional Women's Health visit: www.CapitalRegionalWH.com.

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