Over a lifetime, a woman’s body can undergo many
changes, as a result of childbirth, chronic disease,
surgery or repetitive muscular strain. Many women
can develop problems with the area known as the
pelvic floor – the group of muscles, ligaments,
connective tissues and nerves that help support
and control the rectum, uterus, vagina and bladder.
This condition is called pelvic floor dysfunction.
Urogynecology Associates at Phoenixville is
the only practice in the region devoted
exclusively to the diagnosis and treatment of
urogynecologic problems and female pelvic floor
- Urinary incontinence (involuntary
loss of urine)
- Overactive bladder
- Uterine prolapse, prolapse of the bladder, vagina
- Voiding dysfunction (urinary retention)
- Benign gynecologic surgical problems
(e.g., fibroids, pelvic mass)
- Previous surgery without resolution of problems
Uncomfortable, troublesome symptoms of
incontinence or prolapse are not conditions that
women should simply learn to live with. Effective
treatment can repair damaged pelvic floor areas,
minimize symptoms and help maintain quality
Solutions for Pelvic Health Issues
The field of urogynecology (a subspecialty within
Obstetrics and Gynecology) is dedicated to the
treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders
such as urinary or fecal incontinence (leakage) and
prolapse (bulging or falling) of the vagina, bladder
and/or the uterus.
Treatment options range from non-surgical to
surgical intervention, depending on patient
preferences, the severity of the condition and the
patient’s general health. Conservative, non-surgical
treatments may include medication, pelvic exercise,
behavioral and/or dietary modifications, vaginal
devices (also called pessaries), biofeedback and
electrical stimulation. Surgery is typically reserved
for more advanced cases of incontinence or
prolapse, and includes robotic surgery and
minimally invasive surgery.
What is a Urogynecologist?
A urogynecologist is a doctor whose
subspecialty combines that of a gynecologist
and a urologist – combining expertise in treating
the women’s reproductive system with that
of treatment of the urinary tract, especially
urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Urogynecologists have completed a four-year
OB/GYN residency followed by additional years
of subspecialty training, called a fellowship, in
Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery.
Reneita V. Ross, M.D.
Dr. Ross is one of the region’s
urogynecologist. She attended
the University of Wisconsin
where she received her
medical degree and completed
a residency program in
obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Ross was selected
for subspecialty fellowship training at Emory
University in Urogynecology/Pelvic Reconstructive
Surgery through the division of Female Pelvic
Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
Whatever your pelvic health needs require,
Dr. Ross strives to deliver the right treatment for
you – all with the compassion, confidentiality and
respect you deserve. There are now minimally
invasive options to allow women to end their silent
suffering and get back to living life.
For an Appointment
Dr. Ross sees patients on Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A referral from a
primary care physician may be required by some
Dr. Ross is currently accepting new patients.
Most insurance plans are accepted. For more
information, or to make an appointment,
Urogynecology Associates at Phoenixville
824 Main Street, Suite 306
Phoenixville, PA 19460