The Urogynecology division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is lead by Dr. Sohail Siddique.  He is also the director for the Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery fellowship at SIU School of Medicine.  He is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) and Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He is one of a select few who is board certified in FPMRS in central and southern Illinois. The Urogynecology division provides expert services to women with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence and the full spectrum of pelvic floor disorders.  We have developed a multidisciplinary team of caregivers to treat Pelvic Floor Disorders. The team involves Urology, Physical Therapy, Gastroenterology, Colorectal Surgery, and Radiology all working together to offer the best patient care possible.

Clinical and Translational Research

Dr. Siddique also serves as the Principal Investigator for a number of studies throughout the department and co-directs the resident research program.  Currently, the Urogynecology division in conjunction with the Division of Urology, is enrolling patients in a clinical trial designed to test the potential for Myrbetriq® to calm sleep disturbances in women suffering from overactive bladder and incontinence.

Robotic Assisted Surgery

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology continues at the forefront of technology to improve patient care.  Part of this mission is offering minimally invasive surgery for many gynecologic procedures.

Minimally invasive surgery is known for quick recovery time, shorter hospital stays and small incisions (1-2cm) compared to traditional open surgery.  The state-of-art technology is da Vinci surgery which offers patients more opportunities for a faster recovery. The da Vinci robot provides the surgeon the ability to control robotic arms with 360 degrees of mobility, seven degrees of freedom, while looking through a camera with three dimensional and high definition images.  This technology allows more procedures to be performed via minimally invasive techniques, so patients experience a quicker recovery, faster return to normal activities, shorter hospital stay, less pain, less scarring, and fewer surgical complications.

Below is more about the gynecologic procedures that may be performed laparoscopically:

Hysterectomy is a surgical operation to remove all or part of the uterus. [Learn More]

Myomectomy is the surgical removal of fibroids from the uterus. [Learn More]

Tubal Reversal
Tube reversal is a surgical procedure that restores fertility to women after a tubal ligation. [Learn More]

Sacral and Hystercolpopexy
Uterine prolapse occurs when the uterus sags or slips from its normal position and into the vagina, or birth canal. [Learn More]

Cancer Staging
A surgical procedure to treat cancer of the uterus. [Learn More]

Surgery for Endometriosis
A surgical procedure for a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain. [Learn More]