(Back row, l. to r.) Kimberly Matzie, MD, (colorectal surgery), Lynda Sue Dougherty, MD (colorectal surgery), Lawrence Stern, MD (colorectal surgery), Daniel Otchy, MD (colorectal surgery), Elizabeth York, PA, Kara Beckner, MD (radiology). (Front row, l. to r.) Eric Hurtado, MD (urogynecology), Walter Von Pechmann, MD (urogynecology), Nicolette Horbach, MD (urogynecology), Jeff Welgoss, MD (urogynecology), Caroline Sanchez, MD (colorectal surgery), Daniel Covlin, MD (colorectal surgery)
Urogynecology, or female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, is the subspecialty most recently approved for board certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Urogynecology combines principles from multiple disciplines including obstetrics and gynecology, urology, colorectal surgery, neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation in order to address female pelvic floor disorders in a comprehensive fashion. All the physicians in the section of Urogynecology are fellowship trained in the management of pelvic floor disorders including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse as well as in the management of complex benign gynecologic conditions such as vaginal fistula, childbirth injuries and vaginal reconstruction.
The multidisciplinary team that participates in the care of patients meets regularly to discuss complex cases and includes physicians from the section of urogynecology, colorectal surgery and radiology. In addition, physical therapists with specialty interests in female pelvic floor disorders and pelvic pain are directly involved in a large volume of patients with these conditions.
Meet the urogynecology teaching faculty associated with the Department of OB/GYN