Patient Information

Overview
The Centre for Pelvic is located at the Outpatient Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital. The centre is dedicated to diagnosing and treating disorders of the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor disorders include problems with the bladder, vagina and bowel, and are quite common. In fact, many women suffer from multiple pelvic floor problems, and their symptoms can be quite complex.  We have assembled a team that can diagnose and treat this wide variety of problems. We also promise to provide you with the full breadth of treatment options, including non-surgical options.  Pelvic Floor Disorders Information Sheet 

Prior to your initial visit
The complexity of pelvic floor disorders means that at your first visit, we will need to collect a lot of information about your condition. Putting all of this information together is essential to providing you with excellent care. To simplify this process, we developed questionnaires that cover all types of pelvic floor problems as well as your medical history. The questionnaires and a diary can be downloaded from this Web Page.  We ask that you print and complete the Initial Questionnaire and the Bladder Diary before your visit.  You can bring to your visit or return to us by email; to icumaual@providencehealth.bc.ca for Dr. Cundiff, and to mdupre2@providencehealth.bc.ca for Dr. Geoffrion.  Bladder Diary  & Initial Questionnaire 

Diagnostic Testing
 Sorting out the different aspects of pelvic floor problems often requires diagnostic testing. For your convenience we have tried to centralize this testing as much as possible. Following your evaluation, if we decide that you need further testing, there is a good chance that you will see one or more of our colleagues during your evaluation. Please be assured that we work together as well as meet regularly to discuss patients. If you would like more information about some of the diagnostic tests, please review the documents that can be downloaded from this page.
About Procedures Brochures & Instructions

Prior to Surgery
Your surgery will take place at St. Paul’s Hospital in the surgical care unit. This is on the third floor. Directions to the unit can be downloaded from this Web page. We will be sending you a guide; Preparing for Surgery, which includes useful information, to know before and after surgery. A week prior to your surgery, you should stop taking any anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Advil. You should also stop taking any herbal medications and vitamin E. Do not take any medications the day of surgery unless we have instructed you otherwise. Please do not eat anything after midnight the night before your surgery, as this could result in your surgery being canceled. After midnight, you may sip water up to 3 hours before your surgery. You will not need a bowel prep unless we have instructed you otherwise.
About Procedures Brochures & Instructions

Prior to your Follow-up Visit
Once we have initiated treatment, we would like to see you back to judge improvement. We generally see patients 6 weeks following surgery, and then at 1 year after surgery. Please contact Irene Cumaual or Michelle Dupre to make these appointments.  Initial Patient Evaluation Questionniare

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