New Medical Specialty Service For Women Now Available
Cone Health Urogynecology opened Oct. 18.
Greensboro – Studies indicate at least one in three women experience bladder weakness. Urinary incontinence is most common in women, yet is kept secret and left untreated because of embarrassment.
Cone Health is offering women in the Triad a solution to improve quality of life for those suffering in silence with pelvic health issues. Michelle Schroeder, MD, joins the health system with a specialized urological gynecology focus.
Dr. Schroeder is part of Cone Health Urogynecology at MedCenter for Women. She began seeing patients Oct. 18. She brings a passion for providing comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders. She is a fellowship-trained urogynecologist who completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Florida and her fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at UNC-Chapel Hill.
“Urogynecology issues come in a variety of symptoms,” says Dr. Schroeder. “I’m a good listener and focus on hearing specifically what the issues are from my patients. This way I can create an individualized treatment plan for each person.”
Cone Health Urogynecology provides screening and support involving issues with the pelvic floor and bladder. The new practice also offers non-surgical solutions as well as minimally invasive surgical options.
“Many times women hear ‘urogynecology’ and immediately think I see 50-plus-year-olds,” says Dr. Schroeder. “The truth is, leakage and other issues can start very early. Oftentimes right after giving birth and also in female athletes. Improving the quality of life for all women by restoring their pelvic health is my mission.”
Cone Health MedCenter for Women, located at 930 Third Street, Greensboro, has paired support services for this patient population on the same campus. Cone Health Rehabilitation at MedCenter for Women offers physical therapy tailored specifically for women’s pelvic health needs. Whether that is issues healing after delivering a baby or other pelvic health conditions commonly seen later in life, physical therapy experts are available to support the healing journey.
Patients can talk with their physician for a referral to Cone Health Urogynecology at MedCenter for Women (336-890-3277) or physical therapy services on Tuesdays at MedCenter for Women (336-282-6339).