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Dr. Catherine Ann Matthews MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4717; (919) 966-4131

Dr. Catherine Matthews practices urogynecology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, pelvic floor dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Matthews completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant Health. 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 specializes in urogynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kawasaki is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kawasaki attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kawasaki accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. She has received the following distinction: Chief Administrative Resident, Emory University.

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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 is an urogynecology specialist. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. Before performing her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Siddiqui attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Anthony Visco practices urogynecology. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele, vaginal prolapse, and cystocele. Dr. Visco has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Alison Weidner is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Weidner's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Weidner is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program.

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

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

Dr. Cindy Amundsen's areas of specialization are urogynecology and obstetrics. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Amundsen is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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Specializes in Urogynecology
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4717

Dr. Samantha Pulliam is a medical specialist in urogynecology. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her clinical interests encompass reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pulliam is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Pulliam accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery

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

Dr. Ellen Wells is a Chapel Hill, NC physician who specializes in urogynecology. She is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Wells completed her residency training at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Wells honors Medicare insurance.

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What is Urogynecology?

Urogynecology, sometimes called by the longer but more descriptive name 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 urogynecologists 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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