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Welcome to Urogynecology of Central Pennsylvania

Welcome to Urogynecology of Central Pennsylvania Urogynecology of Central Pennsylvania is a specialty medical practice dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic floor disorders. Our physicians are Board Certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and have over 15 years of experience in Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery. Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care in a minimally invasive fashion, so that our patients return quickly to healthy, active and productive lives.

What is UroGynecology

The field of urogynecology is a subspecialty within Obstetrics and Gynecology and is dedicated to the study and treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders in women, in all the various ways that it can present itself.

About Our Physicians

Dina L. Schweitzer, MD, FACOG 

Board Certification:

  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gynecology

Dina L. Schweitzer, MD, FACO Dr. Schweitzer has over 10 years of experience in Urogynecology and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.  Her surgical practice is focused on treating urinary incontinence and disorders of the female pelvis such as prolapse, heavy uterine bleeding and fibroids.   Dr. Schweitzer is passionate about helping women regain urinary continence so that they can resume full and productive lives.  She was one of the first female surgeons in Central Pennsylvania trained in da Vinci Robotic surgery and continues to be a leader in da Vinci  Robotic Surgery.  She also is a proponent of minimally invasive alternatives to hysterectomy such as the Novasure endometrial ablation system.  Dr. Schweitzer received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda Maryland and served her country as a surgeon in the US Army until 2004.  She had a distinguished military career, including a tour in Iraq, for which she was awarded the bronze star.   Dr. SchwietzerDr. Schweitzer is passionate about helping women with pelvic floor disorders return to
normal activity and function. She enjoys all segments of Urogynecology but has a
special interest in urinary incontinence and painful bladder conditions. She has
extensive experience in the surgical correction of Stress Urinary Incontinence and
Pelvic Organ Prolapse. In addition, she is a leader in the use of Botox and Sacral
Neuromodulation for the treatment of Overactive Bladder, Urinary Retention and Fecal
Incontinence.

Dr. Schweitzer received her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of
Health Sciences in Bethesda Maryland and served her country as a surgeon in the US
Army until 2004. She had a distinguished military career including a tour in Iraq for
which she was awarded the bronze star.

 

David L. Williams, DO, FACOG, FACS

Board Certification:

  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gynecology

Dr David WilliamsDr. Williams has extended training in Urogynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and da Vinci Robotic Surgery. He is a leader in the use of midurethral slings for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence having been among the first in the nation trained in the TVT operation in 1998. Dr. Wiliams has a special interest in the surgical repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and is one of the most experienced da Vinci robotic surgeons in Central Pennsylvania. He is skilled at combining multiple surgical techniques to correct pelvic floor disorders. He is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Obstetrics& Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologist. In 2010, Dr. Williams was honored to become a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Urogynecology Society, the American College of Surgeons, the AAGL and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Dr. Williams is the Director of our American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine accredited Ultrasound program. Dr. Williams is a 1993 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 1997, he completed a residency in Obstetrics& Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center located in Honolulu Hawaii. Dr. Williams spent the next three years acquiring additional training in Urogynecolgy and Pelvic Surgery. In 1999, Dr. Williams authored award winning original research and presented his work at the annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist. Dr. Williams has held many esteemed posts, including the Chief of Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center and the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. Dr. Williams is honored to care for the women of Central Pennsylvania.


Urogynecology News Updates

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BOTOX used for Overactive Bladder

FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder

Overactive bladder is a problem of bladder storage that causes a sudden urge to urinate often resulting in an involuntary loss of urine. More than 33 million people suffer from bladder control problems making it more prevalent than asthma or diabetes.

FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder On January 18th 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved use of Botox to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to anticholinergic medication. When Botox is injected into the bladder muscle, it causes the bladder to relax, increasing the bladder’s storage capacity and reducing episodes of urinary incontinence. Injecting the bladder with Botox is performed using cystoscopy.

The safety and effectiveness of Botox for this new indication was established in two clinical trials of 1,105 patients with symptoms of overactive bladder. Treatment with Botox can be repeated when the benefits from
the previous treatment have decreased, but there should be at least 12 weeks between treatments. Click here to download our Flyer

 

The GYNECARE TVT EXACT™

News Release - On September 16th, 2010, Dina L. Schweitzer, M.D., FACOG, introduced the newest surgical treatment for women’s stress urinary incontinence to Carlisle Regional Medical Center. The GYNECARE TVT EXACT™ is a new minimally invasive surgical procedure performed in an outpatient setting for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), a condition that affects one in three women in the United States.
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Common Problems

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence - Stress incontinence is an involuntary loss of urine that occurs during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise.
  • Urge Incontinence - Urge incontinence is the strong, sudden need to urinate due to bladder spasms or contractions.
  • Mixed Incontinence - Usually the occurrence of stress and urge incontinence together.
  • Overflow Incontinence - Unexpected leakage of small amounts of urine because of a full bladder.

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Urogynecology of Central Pennsylvania Locations

Urogynecology of Central Pennsylvania
19 Sprint Drive
Suite 2
Carlisle, PA 17015
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Urogynecology of Central Pennsylvaina
1000 Bent Creek Boulevard,
Suite 10
Mechanicsburg, PA  17050
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Urogynecology of Central Pennsylvania
97 Progress Boulevard,
Suite B
Shippensburg, PA  17257
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