Urinary Incontinence

The perineum

During pregnancy and delivery (vaginal and caesarean), your perineum is put under great strain. In the medium term, you may experience involuntary loss of urine, stools or wind when sneezing, coughing or exerting yourself. If the problem persists beyond six weeks after delivery, talk to your gynecologist or midwife. Specialized perineum consultations such as those in the maternity ward are available. Perineal re-education can be offered to you by a midwife or a specialized physiotherapist.

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Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence: dare to talk about it

The HUG Gynecology Division offers adapted and personalized diagnostic and therapeutic care for women with urinary incontinence.It is estimated that between 20 and 40% of women, depending on age, suffer from urinary incontinence. This condition affects about 500,000 women in Switzerland. However, because it is a source of embarrassment and feelings of shame, urinary incontinence is still taboo and most women do not dare to talk about it with their physician.

Incontinence

Sphincter deficiency.

Urinary incontinence can be so-called “stress incontinence" (coughing, exercising, carrying heavy loads) or 
“urge incontinence" (the person has sudden urges), or a mixture of both aspects can be present.

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Incontinence

Sphincter deficiency.

Urinary incontinence can be so-called “stress incontinence" (coughing, exercising, carrying heavy loads) or 
“urge incontinence" (the person has sudden urges), or a mixture of both aspects can be present.

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Urology

Mission

Mission of the Urology Division

Urology is the surgical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urogenital tract in men and of the urinary tract in women.

The HUG Urology Division is divided into two sectors: the polyclinic where more than 10,000 outpatient consultations occur every year, and the inpatient clinic where 1,500 patients per year receive care and surgery requiring hospitalization. Aside from providing treatment, the Urology Division also has two missions related to being part of the University Hospital: undergraduate teaching for medical students and postgraduate training of doctors, as well as research, which opens the way to the development of new treatments for urological disorders In order to do achieve this, 9 FMH urology specialists work together with the Head of Division, a Staff Physician, 4 Senior Residents and 7 Residents undergoing training. The medical team is assisted by nurses, paramedics and administrative staff, respectively consisting of 21 employees at the division (14 nurses and 7 nursing assistants) and 7 employees in the outpatient polyclinic (6 nurses and 1 nursing assistant), who are essential to the smooth running of the division. 

In terms of infrastructure, the Urology Division has 15 inpatient beds, and an outpatient polyclinic that has recently been fully renovated. Its specialized surgical unit is equipped, notably, with an integrated operating room "OR1", a latest generation lithotripter (EDAP TMS SONOLITH I-SYS) and XPS-120 Laser Greenlight. 

In order to provide more tailored and specific care, the activity of the Urology Division at HUG has been divided into several specialized consultations, including those that handle urinary calculi, cancer (uro-oncology), urinary incontinence (urodynamics and urogynecology), infertility and male impotence (andrology). In 2014, the division created the HUG Prostate Cancer Center in collaboration with many partner divisions within the hospital, and this center has a quality mark.

To achieve its mission both in the therapeutic field and in research, the Urology Division works together with several entities within HUG, including the Nephrology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and Transplant Divisions, as well as the Proctology Unit. Internationally, the division maintains a close partnership in robotic surgery with the University of California (Irvine) in the USA.

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Prostate Cancer Center