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

Dr. Amie Kawasaki specializes in urogynecology and practices in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kawasaki has received the distinction of Chief Administrative Resident, Emory University. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kawasaki's hospital/clinic 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) 783-4299; (919) 684-8111

Dr. Nazema Siddiqui practices urogynecology in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Dr. Siddiqui is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Siddiqui trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Alison Weidner is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Weidner's areas of clinical interest consist of pelvic reconstructive surgery, endoscopic surgery, and gynecologic surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Weidner's training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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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 practices urogynecology. Dr. Visco's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele, vaginal prolapse, and cystocele. Patient ratings for Dr. Visco average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Visco's residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. 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)

Cindy Louise (Amundsen) Amundsen (Cross) MD
Specializes in Urogynecology, Obstetrics
5324 McFarland Drive
Durham, NC
(919) 684-4647; (919) 620-4467

Dr. Cindy Amundsen is an urogynecology and obstetrics specialist in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Amundsen 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. She is affiliated with Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke University Hospital.

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

Dr. Ellen Wells works as an urogynecologist in Chapel Hill, NC. She is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Wells 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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