In observance of Bladder Awareness Month, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso is hosting a special lecture this month with T. Ignacio Montoya, M.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Montoya will discuss vaginal prolapse — a condition where the pelvic organs start to drop — and involuntary urination, or urinary incontinence (UI). The public is invited to attend the lecture, ask questions and learn more about UI and other pelvic issues.
Millions of American women suffer in silence from UI or vaginal prolapse. It’s estimated that 40 percent of women have some form of pelvic prolapse, while some 18 million women have urinary incontinence. If left untreated, the conditions can cause significant impairment in a woman’s quality of life.
Fortunately, in most situations, these conditions are treatable. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has a clinic with a dedicated team of urogynecologists — experts in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. The team is able to offer an extensive array of non-surgical and surgical treatment options for patients suffering from these disorders.
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE:
“Breaking the Silence: Let’s talk about Vaginal Prolapse and Urinary Incontinence“
5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Medical Education Building, Auditorium 1200
200 N. Concepcion Avenue (at the intersection of Alberta Avenue)
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to 915-215-5099. Refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available on campus.