Department of Reproductive Medicine

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Female incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are major clinical problems which cause significant distress and disability in the lives of women. Urinary incontinence affects all age groups and is particularly common in the elderly. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition most commonly seen in women over 40 and is the result of the weakening or collapse of the support structures which hold pelvic organs in place causing organs such as the bladder, uterus or rectum to herniate into the vaginal area. This condition develops most often after childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy and is frequently associated with symptoms of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and discomfort with sexual intercourse.

The good news is both urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse can most often be effectively treated once diagnosed. Dr. Charles Nager is the director of the Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Division at UCSD. Dr. Nager is also co-director of the UCSD Women's Pelvic Medicine Center, where he and Dr. Emily Lukacz, a fellowship trained urogynecologist, treat patients with urogynecologic disorders using state-of-the-art clinical and surgical methods. Call (858) 657-8737 for more information.