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Dr. Catherine Ann Matthews MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4717; (919) 966-4131

Dr. Catherine Matthews is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. In Dr. Matthews's practice, she is particularly interested in pelvic reconstructive surgery, pelvic floor dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. She is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant Health. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Matthews has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Fecal Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Pelvic and Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Amie Kawasaki MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5324 McFarland Drive
Durham, NC
(919) 401-1000; (919) 783-4299

Dr. Amie Kawasaki practices urogynecology. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Kawasaki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. She has received the following distinction: Chief Administrative Resident, Emory University. Dr. Kawasaki is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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Nazema Yusuf Siddiqui MD, MHS
Specializes in Urogynecology
5324 McFarland Drive
Durham, NC
(919) 684-8111; (919) 401-1006

Dr. Nazema Siddiqui sees patients in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Siddiqui's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.

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Alison Catherine Weidner MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5324 McFarland Drive
Durham, NC
(919) 620-4467; (919) 401-1000

Dr. Alison Weidner works as an urogynecologist. She is especially interested in gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and endoscopic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. Dr. Weidner studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic surgery, Gynecological Surgery, Gynecology, Pelvic floor reconstruction, Urodynamics

Dr. Anthony Gabriel Visco MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4996; (919) 401-1006

Dr. Anthony Visco's area of specialization is urogynecology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Visco include rectocele, vaginal prolapse, and cystocele. Dr. Visco's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. Dr. Visco accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bladder function in women, Bladder Reconstruction, Colpopexy, Cystocele Repair, Cystoscopy, Da ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4131; (919) 966-4717

Dr. Elizabeth Geller specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Geller accepts Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Geller include: Junior Faculty Development Award, University of North Carolina and Teaching Award, University of North Carolina. In addition to English, Dr. Geller speaks Spanish.

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Cindy Louise (Amundsen) Amundsen (Cross) MD
Specializes in Urogynecology, Obstetrics
5324 McFarland Drive
Durham, NC
(919) 620-4467; (919) 401-1006

Dr. Cindy Amundsen works as an obstetrician and urogynecologist. Her professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. Dr. Amundsen attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Amundsen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Amundsen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 445-7222; (919) 966-4717

Dr. Jennifer Wu's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She takes Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Wu attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Jahnigen Scholar, American Geriatrics Society; AUGS Leadership Program, American Urogynecologic Society; and Chancellor's Clinical Leadership In Academic Medic, Duke University.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 350-1380

Dr. Andrea Crane's medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics. She is professionally affiliated with WakeMed. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Crane's training includes a residency program at Summa Health System. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4131; (919) 966-4717

Dr. Annamarie Connolly is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Connolly honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Connolly's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Specializes in Urogynecology
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4996; (919) 966-4717

Dr. Ellen Wells practices urogynecology in Chapel Hill, NC. She is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Dr. Wells is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency.

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Specializes in Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Brent Parnell practices female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4717

Dr. Samantha Pulliam is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Pulliam attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Pulliam has a special interest in reconstructive surgery. She accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Pulliam is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
OBGYN Department; 7570-3009 Old Clinic Bldg CB 7570
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 843-2574

Dr. Maria Nieto is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Nieto is professionally affiliated with Rex Healthcare.

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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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