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

Dr. Catherine Matthews specializes in urogynecology and practices in Csb Winston-Salem, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. These areas are among her clinical interests: pelvic reconstructive surgery, pelvic floor dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Matthews is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health and Novant Health. She attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Matthews completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She accepts Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients.

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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's area of specialization is urogynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kawasaki's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Kawasaki is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. 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 works as an urogynecologist in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Dr. Siddiqui is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Chapel Hill, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Durham, NC. His medical specialty is urogynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: rectocele, vaginal prolapse, and cystocele. Dr. Visco is professionally affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Visco's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Strong Memorial 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's area of specialization is urogynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gynecological problems, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Weidner is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Weidner's professional affiliations include Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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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 medical specialty is urogynecology and obstetrics. She accepts Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Amundsen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices urogynecology. She is especially interested in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pulliam is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Pulliam offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting 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 specialist in urogynecology. She works in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Wells is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She takes 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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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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