Urogynecology Surgery

Comprehensive Urogynecologic Centers in Eastern Wisconsin

While there are many different treatments available for incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders, urogynecologic surgery may still be needed to give some women the lasting relief from their symptoms. Aurora is able to offer women a variety of urogynecologic surgery options, including pelvic reconstruction surgery. Our fellowship-trained urogynecologists and urologists are uniquely qualified to perform even the most complex procedures. Their expertise, combined with state-of-the-art technology and a sensitive, compassionate approach, ensures the most comprehensive urogynecologic care and a better patient experience.

Urogynecologic surgery for female incontinence available at Aurora Health Care:

  • Laparoscopic surgery: Requires only small incisions in the abdomen through which a thin video camera and surgical instruments are inserted. The surgeon performs the procedure while viewing the surgical site on a video monitor.
  • Robotic surgery: Combines laparoscopic techniques with robotic arms. Operating through the small incisions, the surgeon’s hands are translated into smaller movements, allowing for delicate work in small spaces.
  • Sacral nerve stimulation: Similar to a heart pacemaker, mild electrical pulses stimulate the nerve that specifically controls the bladder and surrounding muscles.
  • Sling procedures: Mainly used to treat stress incontinence, slings restore and support the correct anatomical positioning of pelvic organs.
  • Urethral bulking injections: Involves injecting collagen or another synthetic material around the urethra allowing it to close and seal more tightly to prevent urine from leaking.
  • Vaginal surgery: Similar to laparoscopy, this type of surgery uses small incisions in the vagina to perform urogynecologic procedures.

Minimally-Invasive Surgical Procedures

Minimally-invasive surgery offers patients many benefits, including:

  • Less blood loss  
  • Less tissue damage to skin, muscle and other tissues surrounding the affected area
  • Less post-operative pain and discomfort means less need for pain medication 
  • Quicker recovery and faster healing 
  • Shorter hospital stay and quicker return to normal activities
  • Smaller, less noticeable scars and with vaginal surgery there typically are no visible scars

And, because minimally-invasive surgery uses video-assisted equipment, the surgeon has better visualization and magnification of the internal organs and structure. This allows for a more accurate procedure, which is especially critical when working around delicate and confined structures like the bladder and the female reproductive organs.

Learn more about minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

Urogynecologic Team

Tracy Capes, MD, fellowship-trained urogynecologist
Alexis Chesrow, MD, fellowship-trained urologist
Dennis Miller, MD,  fellowship-trained urogynecologist
John Utrie, DO, fellowship-trained urogynecologist


Expert evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment is available at these locations:

Center for Continence and Pelvic Floor Disorders
Aurora Women’s Pavilion of Aurora West Allis Medical Center 
8901 W. Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

The Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Center
Women’s Center at Aurora BayCare Medical Center 
2845 Greenbrier Road
Green Bay, WI 54308