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Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Women’s Health aims to provide comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. 

Division faculty are fellowship-trained and board-certified or board eligible in the subspecialty and are actively involved in medical student, resident and fellow education, both in and out of the operating room.

Educational Programs

The division’s educational programs are developed with every learner in mind and aim to train and develop the whole physician. Learners receive hands-on experience and clinical education in our inpatient and ambulatory facilities. The division is home to the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, a fully accredited, three-year training program. 

Clinical Care

In collaboration with UT Health Austin and partner Ascension Seton, the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery offers a multidisciplinary approach and individualized care to patients with complex pelvic floor disorders, incorporating the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available. The division houses the Pelvic Health Program, with licensed pelvic floor physical therapists trained to rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles. 

The division includes ongoing opportunities for interprofessional education as the team includes subspecialty-trained associate providers, physical therapists, social workers and dietitians.

Research

The Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery has a diverse research program with projects complimenting the division’s clinical expertise. Recent project topics include:

  • Surgical preparedness and patient outcomes following prolapse surgery
  • Sexual activity after prolapse and incontinence surgery
  • Provider trust and treatment adherence
  • Cognitive effects of medical treatment for urinary incontinence
  • Surgical trials for stress urinary incontinence
  • Computer application driven management of urinary urgency

Division faculty and fellows regularly present at international, national and regional scientific meetings and publish in leading peer-reviewed journals.