Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Opening Hours : Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
  Contact : Syr (315) 701-5757 | Fulton (315) 592-2312

FAQs

How will the sling be placed in my body?

Placement of the sling is usually performed during an outpatient procedure. The sling is small, easy to place and does not require any visible external incisions. The procedure can be performed under local, regional or general anesthesia, depending on what you and your doctor decide.

What can I expect after the sling is placed?

Because the procedure may be performed as an outpatient procedure, you can usually expect to return home a few hours later. You should be able to return to your normal activities within one to two weeks; however, for approximately four to six weeks, you should avoid sexual intercourse, heavy lifting and rigorous exercise.

When will I see results?

Most women see results immediately following the procedure. Talk to your doctor so that you understand the procedure and understand the results you can expect.

What are the risks?

As with any surgical procedure, inherent risks are present. Some of the most common risks include urinary tract infections, symptoms of urgency and difficulty with urination. Sling procedures should not be performed on patients who are pregnant or planning future pregnancies. For the complete list of risks and precautions talk to your doctor.

Can I send my doctor an e-mail?

Yes. You can log into our Patient Portal and send a secure email to Dr. Badalian.

Can I view my medical records online?

Yes. The confidentiality of your medical records is important. You can use our Patient Portal to see your view your records online. The results of your laboratory tests and office notes will be uploaded directly to your personal patient portal upon your request. 

How can I get my prescription refilled?

Call your pharmacy for refills. This is a service they provide for you. Have your bottle or box on hand. If you don’t have this be sure you know the name of the medication and, if possible, the dose and directions. Most pharmacies will have your refill available in less than a day.

When refills have run out, or if your prescription does not specify refills, your pharmacy will call your provider’s office. Your chart will be reviewed and the provider will decide what best meets your health care needs. This will take extra time, so call ahead at least two days before you run out of medicine. For faster service, call your pharmacist early in the day. Refills on weekends, holidays or after 4 PM can take longer.

Will Gynecology and Urogynecology Center bill my insurance?

Yes. Gynecology and Urogynecology Center bills most insurance as a courtesy to our patients. We do expect co-pays and unpaid balances to be paid at the time of visit. See our financial policy.

Do you take credit cards?

For your convenience, we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards.

Do your doctors do obstetrics?

No, but we can refer you to a physician that does.