Urogynecology is an evolving subspecialty that is gaining public health interest and importance given the aging of the population. Urogynecology is a surgical subspecialty of gynecology that is acknowledged in most European countries.
The current edition of “New Surgical Techniques and Medical Treatment in Urogynecology
,” by Prof. Alois Martan, is an exceptional book that discusses all of the major aspects of pelvic floor disorders, such as their anatomy, physiology, examination and pathophysiology; it summarizes surgical procedures for incontinence and prolapse as well as drug therapy for incontinence and overactive bladder. The chapters describe evidence-based results and comprehensively address the various issues with support from the author’s long-standing clinical and scientific experience.
The book is a pearl for all persons in training for urogynecology and will serve as a handbook well worth reading even for the experienced surgeon. Novel techniques as well as complex aspects of pharmacotherapy are presented in a comprehensive manner. Overall, the reader will have an up-to-date overview of the complex field of urogynecology. It will be beneficial for general gynecologists with an interest in urogynecology as well as urologists.
In the future, almost all specialties in medicine will be confronted with an aging population. In urogynecology in particular, it is important to offer a certain “repertoire” of surgical techniques that permit the individualization of surgical treatments.
This book aids in understanding and determining the best technique for a given individual.
Professor Dr. Med. Annette Kuhn
Frauenklinik Bern, Switzerland