The Urogynecology Center at Mercy
The Urogynecology Center, a division of The Gynecology Center at Mercy, specializes in the treatment of urinary incontinence in women of all ages, as well as pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic reconstruction, interstitial cystitis, recurrent urinary tract infections and fecal incontinence.
The Urogynecology Center is led by Dr. R. Mark Ellerkmann, a recognized expert in the field. In addition to being a gifted doctor and surgeon, Dr. Ellerkmann is especially respected for the care and attention he gives handicapped women. He also has a special interest in treating the urogynecologic needs of women entering their retirement years and those who are already enjoying their golden years.
Learn About Urogynecology Treatment Options
Twenty-five percent of women age 30-60 experience urinary incontinence and 50 percent of women over the age of 65 suffer with this condition. Women turn to the skilled and experienced urogynecologists at Mercy to learn about the many treatments that often lead to cures.
Our doctors encourage patients to become educated health care consumers. Instead of ignoring the problem or suffering with the embarrassment of urinary complications, get answers from an expert. The range of treatment options available for many women can include non-invasive procedures, exercise and medication as well as a variety of surgical solutions, depending on the severity of the patient's condition.
Mercy Urogynecologists Help Women Find Answers
Mercy's team of experienced and highly respected urogynecologists and gynecologists are specially trained in the management of a wide range of pelvic disorders. Some of the many specialized areas include pelvic organ prolapse or pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, and recurrent urinary tract infections. When surgery is necessary, our doctors have advanced clinical training in minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
Dealing with urinary condition is not easy for anyone. The doctors at Mercy help alleviate the discomfort and put women at ease. We provide a healing environment of care and compassion so that women can feel comfortable talking about their symptoms and concerns. Our goal is to help women enjoy a healthy active lifestyle without having to be dependent on a bathroom close by.
Dr. Mark Ellerkmann specializes in the treatment of urogynecologic issues including: