Urogynecology, a sub-specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology, is devoted to the correction of pelvic floor problems. The pelvic floor comprises the muscles, ligaments and nerves that help support and control the rectum, uterus, vagina and bladder. The pelvic floor may be injured by childbirth, surgery or chronic strenuous activity. Injury is frequently accompanied by alterations in bladder, sexual and bowel function.
Some of these problems include:
- Overactive Bladder
- Pelvic Pain
- Emptying Disorders
Unfortunately, many women never mention this “personal” problem to their doctors. They falsely assume urinary incontinence can’t be helped or that it is simply a normal part of growing older. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 13 million Americans suffer from an overactive bladder or incontinence. Even more important, your doctors can treat this so you no longer have to suffer your condition’s embarrassment and inconvenience.
Charles R. Hanes, II, M.D., has practiced in Mobile since 1979. In 1998, he began concentrating his practice in urogynecology. Over the ensuing years, he has studied under many leaders in the field and has learned the latest techniques. He has been selected as a preceptor to teach other doctors many of these innovative, advanced procedures.
- Tulane Medical School, Medical Degree 1971
- US Army, General Medical Officer 1973-75
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Residency in OB/GYN 1978
- Board certification – American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1981
- First in Mobile to be Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Hanes a member of:
- American Medical Association
- Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
- American Urogynecology Society
- International Continence Society
- International Urogynecologic Association