Gregory Glover, MD, FACOG, FPMRS, a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology) has recently relocated his practice to Beaufort, teaming with longtime local OB-GYN Glenn Werner, MD, to create Werner & Glover Women's Health.
Urogynecology is a medical subspecialty dedicated to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Glover was one of the first board-certified subspecialists in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in the United States and has been an instructor for other physicians in the specialty.
"We are delighted to have a physician with Dr. Glover's experience and expertise practicing right here in Beaufort County," said Werner, a board-certified OB-GYN who has been providing women's health services in the Lowcountry for more than 24 years. "Up until now, women needing treatment for these issues have had to travel to Charleston, Savannah or beyond, but we are now able to offer comprehensive care close to home."
Approximately one in three women will experience symptoms of pelvic floor disorders in their lifetime.
"For instance, involuntary loss of urine affects at least 40 percent of women over 40, although it can occur at any age," said Glover.
"There are different types of incontinence, with the more common types being stress incontinence, which is leaking with coughing, laughing, sneezing or exercise, and urge incontinence, such as frequent urination, loss prior to 'making it' to the bathroom or having a sudden urge to go," he said. "The good news is, these conditions can be improved or cured for most women with medicines, physical therapy, support devices or surgery."
In addition to treating incontinence issues, Glover provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for women who suffer from disorders associated with pelvic prolapse and is trained in minimally invasive surgical techniques, having been recognized by the American Institute of Minimally-Invasive Surgery (AIMIS) as one of the 300 top laparoscopic surgeons in the country.
A member of the Beaufort Memorial Hospital medical staff, Glover also provides preventative care, including annual exams and PAP smears, and menopause management.
Originally from Alabama, Glover completed his undergraduate work in biology, cum laude, at Birmingham-Southern College, and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
Internship and residency followed at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. After completing his medical training, he served with distinction for three years in the National Health Service Corps.
Prior to relocating to Beaufort, Glover was in private practice in Knoxville for almost 30 years, where he was recognized by his peers as one of the Top Doctors in Knoxville every year from 2003 to 2018.
Werner & Glover is located at 1264 Ribaut Road, Suite 200 in Beaufort. To make an appointment with either of the physicians, call 843-524-2466.