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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Val Y. Vogt, MD (University of Tennessee at Memphis College of Medicine)
Description: Comprehensive and concise describe this updated text on urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Continuing as one of the top texts on this subspecialty it is a necessity for any healthcare provider with an interest in urogynecology.
Purpose: This updated version is necessary to cover the expanding field of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. New chapters such as those covering the posterior compartment in greater detail enhance the text.
Audience: This text is appropriate and necessary for all healthcare providers who are interested in this subspecialty. The editors continue to provide valuable insights and understanding of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Features: Diagnosis, management, and treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are covered in appropriate detail as expected, but the text has also been enhanced by chapters such as voiding disorders, fecal incontinence, and other posterior compartment dysfunctions. In addition to surgical management, medical treatment of pelvic floor disorders is discussed in detail.
Assessment: The editors continue to provide one of the top urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery texts which is written in a style appropriate for all healthcare providers caring for patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. This second edition is enhanced by the multidisciplinary approach to addressing pelvic floor disorders. The contributing authors are well known experts in their respective fields and help clarify the enigmas of pelvic floor dysfunction.