Female Urinary Disorders

The Department of Urology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital specializes in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the bladder, urethra, vagina, and pelvis found in women. Under the leadership of Kimberly L. Cooper and Matthew P. Rutman, the Department offers expertise in treating

  • Vaginal prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Neurogenic and overactive bladder
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis
  • Female reconstructive urology

Diagnosis and Treatment of Female Urinary Disorders

Each year we diagnose and treat more than 6,000 patients with male and female voiding dysfunction. Using the latest diagnostic testing and technology available, our physicians specialize in a wide variety of non-operative and minimally invasive procedures.

Treatment is individually tailored to each patient's specific complaints and the severity of the disease. Many patients can be managed successfully with behavioral and dietary changes as well as medical therapy. For those who do require surgery, we offer minimally invasive techniques that often result in quick recovery times and are done on an outpatient basis. 

Our goal is to improve the quality of life of all patients we see.