Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Complications From Extensive Radiation for Gynecologic & Urologic Cancers

Complications From Extensive Radiation for Gynecologic & Urologic Cancers

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Call 713-441-9229 to speak with our specially trained Coordinator or
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The Methodist Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine
6550 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
713-441-9229
713-791-5023 fax
Maps & Directions

Pelvic surgery for gynecologic and urologic cancers may require removal of the bladder and/or the rectum (lower portion of the large intestine).  Specialists at the Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine combine the latest advances in vaginal reconstruction, urologic reconstructive surgery and restoration of colon continuity to offer patients the most effective approaches in pelvic reconstruction. Treatment goals include restoration of function and preservation of body image.

Types of cancers associated with secondary radical surgery include:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Colon cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Vaginal cancers

Treatment

Serious conditions or injuries after pelvic and abdominal radiation for gynecologic and urologic cancer can become a problem for patients anywhere from six to 24 months after completing therapy.  Depending on the complexity of your injuries, more than one treatment may be available. The ultimate goal is restoration of form and function. Some of the treatments used are:

  • Pelvic floor muscle electrical stimulation
  • Coverage of complex wounds
  • Penile reconstruction and scrotum reconstruction
  • Vaginal reconstruction
  • Bladder reconstruction and surgeries for incontinence

Talk to our specialists

These issues can be embarrassing, but they can be resolved. Your first step is to talk with one of our specialists. Call the Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine at 713-441-9229 to find the right specialist and to schedule an appointment.

How to make an appointment

To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians who specialize in problems secondary to radical surgery or extensive radiation for gynecologic and urologic cancers, please call the Center for Restorative Pelvic Medicine at 713-441-9229.