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Specializes in Urogynecology
55 Fruit Street; YAW 4E
Boston, MA
(617) 724-6850; (617) 643-3335

Dr. May Wakamatsu works as an urogynecologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Danvers, MA. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Clinical interests for Dr. Wakamatsu include rectocele, urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Wakamatsu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Ulfelder Teaching Award; and Excellence in Workshop Leadership. Dr. Wakamatsu (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and German. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wakamatsu's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic reconstructive surgery, Rectocele, Urogynecology, Pelvic organ prolapse/relaxation, Vaginal ... (Read more)

George Michael Flesh MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
291 Independence Drive
West Roxbury, MA
(617) 541-6646; (617) 629-6454

Dr. George Flesh specializes in urogynecology and practices in Chestnut Hill, MA, Burlington, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: pelvic reconstructive surgery and urogynecological problems. Dr. Flesh accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Flesh attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Flesh has received distinctions including Solomon Peer Recognition Award for Excellence; Patient Care .; and Robert Ebert Excellence in Teaching Award. In addition to English, Dr. Flesh (or staff) speaks Hungarian, Hebrew, and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Flesh has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence in women, urinary urgency and frequency, bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Vatche Arakel Minassian MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
75 Francis Street; Division of urogynecology, Department of OB/GYN
Boston, MA
(617) 732-4838

Dr. Vatche Minassian is a specialist in urogynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Minassian speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), South Shore Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Minassian accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Craig Lewis Best MD, MPH
Specializes in Urogynecology
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA
(508) 368-3110; (617) 636-2229

Dr. Craig Best specializes in urogynecology. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Best honors. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Best has received the following distinctions: Acog-Ciba Fellowship Award for "Research; Endocrinology of Post-Reproductive Women"; and 1992-1993.. Dr. Best (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: General GYN, GYN surgery and urogynecology

Dr. Roger Lefevre MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
(617) 667-4070

Dr. Roger Lefevre is a specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Lefevre (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Lefevre's areas of expertise include the following: urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Before completing his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network, Dr. Lefevre attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He accepts Coventry, Viant, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Teach me complex GYN cases; Lehigh Valley Resident Teacher of the year in OB/GYN; and BERLEX Best Teaching Resident in OB/GYN. Dr. Lefevre is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Voiding Dysfunction, Genito-Urinary Fistulas

Dr. Peter L Rosenblatt MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 3300
Cambridge, MA
(617) 354-5452

Dr. Peter Rosenblatt is a specialist in urogynecology. He works in Cambridge, MA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenblatt is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Rosenblatt studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosenblatt completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. His distinctions include: Outstanding Medical Educator Award, Univ of Mass; Med School .; and Resident Achievement Award, Society. Dr. Rosenblatt offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolpase, accidential bowel leakage (fecal incontinence), ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urogynecology
55 Fruit Street FND 5
Boston, MA
(617) 643-6412; (617) 724-9013

Dr. Milena Weinstein is an urogynecologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include rectocele, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Urinary incontinence, Pelvic reconstructive surgery, Pelvic organ prolapse/relaxation, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lekha S Hota MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 1200
Cambridge, MA
(617) 354-5452; (617) 754-1800

Dr. Lekha Hota is an urogynecologist in Needham, MA and Cambridge, MA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Hota honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. She obtained her medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Hota has received professional recognition including the following: James B. Angell Scholar .; Outstanding Student in Psychiatry .; and The Berlex Foundation Faculty Development Award. Dr. Hota (or staff) is conversant in Telugu. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Hota is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

Tanaz R Ferzandi MD, MA
Specializes in Urogynecology
800 Washington Street - Box 232
Boston, MA
(617) 636-5890; (508) 623-3800

Dr. Tanaz Ferzandi practices urogynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ferzandi include reconstructive surgery and pelvic prolapse. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ferzandi has received include Professor Louis Burke Award for Excellence in Colposcopy.; Coghill Award for Cell Biology.; and Student Research Award in Cell Biology.. In addition to English, Dr. Ferzandi (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Ferzandi is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, obstetric injury to the pelvic floor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janet Li MD
Specializes in Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
330 Brookline Avenue; Kirstein 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
(617) 667-4070; (617) 754-4070

Dr. Janet Li's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology; she sees patients in Boston, MA, Needham, MA, and Chelsea, MA. Dr. Li is especially interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), reconstructive surgery, and robotic surgery. She takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Li (or staff) speaks Chinese and French. She is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. Dr. Li is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery/ Urogynecology, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary ... (Read more)

Neeraj Kohli MD, MBA
Specializes in Urogynecology
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
(617) 340-6446; (617) 732-4838

Dr. Neeraj Kohli's area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Kohli has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and South Shore Hospital. He honors Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Kohli's distinctions include: Aagl Golden Laporascope Award; Golden Laporascope Award; and Best Doctors.

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Danielle Patterson MD, MSc
Specializes in Urogynecology
800 Washington Street; North Building, Mezzanine Level
Boston, MA
(617) 636-5890; (508) 623-3800

Dr. Danielle Patterson is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Boston, MA, Norfolk, MA, and Worcester, MA. Her clinical interests encompass pelvic prolapse. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Patterson studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. She has received distinctions including AUGS Best Fellows Paper; 2009-2010, SGS President's Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecologic Surgery; and Steven Gabbe Award. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse

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Specializes in Urogynecology
725 Concord Street; #1200
Cambridge, MA
(617) 354-5452

Dr. Eman Elkadry specializes in urogynecology and practices in Cambridge, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Elkadry average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Mount Auburn Hospital. She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Elkadry has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; "outstanding Resident" Of Endoscopic Surg Awd; and Excellence In Teaching In Ob/gyn Clerkship. Dr. Elkadry (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 3300
Cambridge, MA
(617) 354-5452

Dr. Katherine Hanaway practices urogynecology. Dr. Hanaway is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients. She attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Vincent's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Society of Laparoscopic Surgeon Resident Achievement Award. Dr. Hanaway offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 1200
Cambridge, MA
(617) 354-5452

Dr. Anthony Disciullo is an urogynecology specialist. Dr. Disciullo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Rhode Island Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Disciullo an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Disciullo include: Recognition Of Teaching Effort In Laparoscopy.; Residents Graduation Dinner, Beth; and Israel Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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J Robert Larrieux MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
720 Harrison Avenue; Suite 1105
Boston, MA
(617) 414-2000; (617) 638-8131

Dr. J. Larrieux's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Larrieux focuses on reconstructive surgery. Dr. Larrieux is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Larrieux's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. His training includes residency programs at Westchester Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Larrieux has received include Annual PhysicianTeacher of the Year Award (Boston City Hospital); APGO Excellence in Teaching Awards; and Annual Physician Teacher Award (Boston Medical Center). Dr. Larrieux (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Bosnian, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Female incontinence; Pelvic floor relaxtion and reconstruction, Reconstructive Surgery

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What is Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery?

Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery is a medical specialty that focuses specifically on the treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women. A pelvic floor disorder is any pain or dysfunction that occurs in the area surrounded by the pelvis: the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, or rectum. There are many kinds of pelvic floor disorders, but by far the two most commonly treated by female pelvic medicine specialists are incontinence and prolapse.

Urinary incontinence is the unexpected release of small amounts of urine. It can be embarrassing, but it is extremely common. Because of the way women’s bodies are shaped, incontinence is much more common in women than in men. It can happen at any age, but is much more common in older women as age and pregnancy relax the muscles that support the bladder. There are two types of incontinence. Stress incontinence happens when sudden movements, such as coughing or laughing, cause slight leakage of urine. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the muscles around the bladder. Urge incontinence is when a woman has a very sudden need to empty her bladder for no reason, sometimes because of hearing or touching water, and she cannot always make it to the bathroom in time. It is more likely to be caused by a problem with the nerves that signal the bladder to empty.

Prolapse of an organ is a condition that sounds and feels very frightening to most women, but it is also incredibly common and can usually be repaired without problems. One-third of all women will experience a prolapse at some point in their lives. Like incontinence, prolapse is also more common with age because the supporting muscles of the pelvic floor become weaker. A prolapsed organ occurs when the internal organ slips out of its supporting muscle sling and droops or falls into the vagina or rectum. The most common prolapse is when the bladder falls partially into the vagina, but the uterus, urethra, bowels, and even the vagina and rectum themselves can prolapse. Symptoms vary, depending on which organ has shifted, but may include:

  • a heavy feeling or abdominal pressure
  • feeling something in the vagina
  • urinary problems
  • painful intercourse

Treatment varies, depending on the type and severity of the prolapse, and may include strengthening exercises, pushing the organ back into place, or surgery.

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