Beaumont Hospitals Opens Women's Urology Center

John Commins, March 26, 2010

Beaumont Hospitals in Michigan this week opened a Women's Urology Center offering treatment, research, and advanced minimally invasive procedures for women's urological conditions, such as incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction, the hospital announced. It is the first center in the Midwest dedicated and designed exclusively for women's urological care and sexual health, said Beaumont.

"We have created a special, private, and comfortable place for women to go where people who care will listen, evaluate their problem, and provide treatment that will make a difference in their lives," said Kenneth Peters, MD, chairman of urology at Beaumont, Royal Oak.

The 4,200-square-foot, $1.6 million eco-friendly center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak was funded by a $5 million gift from Susan E. Cooper of Birmingham, a long-time member of the boards of directors of Beaumont Hospitals and the Beaumont Foundation.

The money funded construction, equipment, and furnishings; the remainder will fund ongoing research to advance women's urology.

Conditions evaluated and treated at the center include urinary frequency or urgency, urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome, unexplained pelvic pain, sexual problems or pain associated with sex, and post-cancer treatment.

John Commins

John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media.

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