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FAQ's


Looking for more information about Dr. William Dennis, OB/GYN and/or the procedures we offer? For your convenience, we have compiled a list of questions and answers we hope you find helpful. If we have not answered your question, please feel free to contact us so we can help with that!

Where are you located?

Our main office is in the East Medical Suites at Roper St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley. Once you get to the hospital, follow the signs to the Emergency Room and East Medical Offices. Depending on which door you enter through, you'll see the elevators on your left or you will see volunteers at a desk. Ask one of them to point you towards the East Medical offices. We're located on the 3rd floor in Suite 306.

Will Dr. Dennis treat me for a bladder infection?

Absolutely. Dr. Dennis' passion is urogynecology! He can absolutely help you.

Can Dr. Dennis help me with a urinary tract infection UTI?

Absolutely! Dr. Dennis' passion is urogynecology. He can definitely help you.

Does Dr. Dennis do bladder tacks?

Well, yes and no. Although the procedure is no longer termed a bladder tack, Dr. Dennis can treat incontinence with a variety of surgeries including laparoscopic procedures.

I wet myself when I cough, sneeze and even laugh. Can Dr. Dennis help me?

There are many options to consider if you are experiencing incontinence. You may need to monitor your fluid intake and restroom habits so you can discuss the problem in specific numbers. You may consider a pessary device to support your bladder. Pelvic floor exercises are another option. Surgery is also an option. Dr. Dennis would love to talk to you about those options.

Does Dr. Dennis do tubal reversals?

No. Dr. Dennis does however perform tubal ligation or "tie tubes".

How do I know if I have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis?

Without a culture, it's hard to really know. A yeast infection generally has a distinct discharge accompanied with itching, but bacterial vaginosis can cause similar symptoms. It's important to know which type of infection you have before providing you with a treatment such as an antibiotic.

Is Dr. Dennis currently accepting new patients?

Yes.

Does your office take my insurance? Do I need a referral?

We TRY to know what our patients need to do to satisfy their insurance company standards. However, it is important for you as a patient to ask if your annual is covered and what your co-pay is. We will try to help you as much as we can.

What happens if Dr. Dennis is on vacation or out of town?

There is one other Doctor that will fill in for Dr. Dennis when he is unable to see patients. That Doctor has a private practice in the area. The two of them help one another out in a pinch.

Is Dr. Dennis the only doctor in the practice?

Yes, Dr. Dennis wants to solely be in charge of your care. When you have an appointment with him, you will see him.

How quickly can I get an appointment?

Our goal is to see any urgent needs within 48 hours! Most of the time we can see patients the same day.

What do I do if I have an afterhours emergency?

Call the office and follow the directions on the voicemail. If you are unable to reach our office, proceed to a Roper St. Francis facility and they will contact Dr. Dennis.