Welcome to Our Practice
The Center for Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Health provides comprehensive evaluation and management of female pelvic health, including general gynecological exams and treatment and specialized urogynecology evaluation and treatment.
What is Urogynecology?
Urogynecology is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology which focuses on the evaluation and treatment of female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders.
What is a Urogynecologist?
To become a Urogynecologist, a physician must complete a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, followed by three additional years of specialized training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. The subspecialist evaluates all the structures and systems of the female pelvis, including organs, nerves, ligaments and muscles.
When Should You See a Urogynecologist?
If you suffer from loss of bladder control or pelvic organ prolapse, you are not alone. This problem occurs in women of all ages. Sadly, many women try to hide the problem and limit their lives because they are not aware that urinary incontinence and prolapse can be treated very effectively.
Conditions treated by a Urogynecologist:
- Stress Urinary Incontinence (urine loss with cough, sneeze or laugh)
- Urge Incontinence (urine loss before reaching bathroom)
- Mixed Incontinence (stress & urge incontinence combined)
- Interstitial Cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
- Urinary Retention (problems emptying the bladder)
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections
- Pelvic Prolapse (fallen bladder, vagina or uterus)
- Pelvic Pain (menstrual pain, bladder pain)
- Hematuria (blood in urine)
Meet Your Doctor
Dr. John B Devine, M.D.
Dr. Devine received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He then compeleted a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Akron General Medical Center in Ohio.
It was during his residency that he developed his passion for the field of Urogynecology. Following his residency training, Dr. Devine was honored to be accepted into the Urogynecology Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program at the University of California Irvine, under the directorship of Donald Ostegard, M.D., a world-renowned Urogynecologist.
Upon completion of his three-year fellowship, he returned to Akron, Ohio and started the Northeast Ohio Urogynecology and Continence Center. In 2015 Dr. Devine brought his specialized training to the Venice, FL area to fill the need for a fellowship-trained urogynecologist in this community.
Dr. Devine is a staff member and attending physician in the Departments of Gynecology at Doctor's Hospital of Sarasota and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.
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