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dr.-catherine-ann-matthews-md

Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Urogynecology

3032 Old Clinic Building, 101 Manning Drive; CB 7570
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4717; (919) 966-4131

(Average of 4 in 7 ratings)

Clinical interests: robotic surgery, vaginal surgery, incontinence

Dr. Catherine Matthews specializes in obstetrics, urogynecology, and gynecologic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Matthews average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, and Three Rivers. Dr. Matthews attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Matthews has received distinctions including culbertson academic achievement award, UVA; Outstanding Teaching Award, Medical School; and Outstanding teaching award, VCU Medical School. Dr. Matthews (or staff) speaks Spanish and Afrikaans. She is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals and VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)

5324 McFarland Drive; Suite 310
Durham, NC
(919) 401-1000

Dr. Amie Kawasaki practices obstetrics, urology (urinary tract disease), and gynecologic surgery in Durham, NC. Dr. Kawasaki honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kawasaki attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Administrative Resident, Emory University. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kawasaki's professional affiliations include Duke University Health System and Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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nazema-yusuf-siddiqui-md,-mhs

Specializes in Urogynecology, Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics

5324 McFarland Drive; Suite 310
Durham, NC
(919) 684-8111; (919) 401-1000

(Average of 2 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Robotic sacrocolpopexy and hysterectomy; removal of vaginal mesh; treatment of urinary incontinence ... (Read more)

Dr. Nazema Siddiqui is an obstetrician, urogynecologist, and gynecologic surgeon in Durham, NC. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital. Dr. Siddiqui accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, she completed her residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic.

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dr.-mary-lee-jannelli-md

Specializes in Urogynecology

3032 Old Clinic; CB 7570
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4996; (919) 966-4717

Clinical interests: Urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence.

Dr. Mary Jannelli is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Jannelli's clinical interests include pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Rex Healthcare and the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She accepts several insurance carriers, including First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, and Three Rivers. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Jannelli completed a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. In addition to English, she speaks Italian.

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dr.-elizabeth-joanne-geller-md

Specializes in Urogynecology

Department of OB/GYN, Div of Urogynecology; Old Clinic Building, CB 7570
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4131; (919) 966-4717

Clinical interests: Advanced pelvic support and prolapse surgery, urinary and fecal incontinence management, minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Geller practices urogynecology in Chapel Hill, NC. She honors several insurance carriers, including First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, and Three Rivers. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Geller has received the following distinctions: Junior Faculty Development Award, University of North Carolina and Teaching Award, University of North Carolina. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Rex Healthcare and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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dr.-anthony-gabriel-visco-md

Specializes in Urogynecology

101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4996; (919) 401-1006

(Average of 3 in 4 ratings)

Clinical interests: Robotic sacrocolpopexy and hysterectomy; slings and other minimally invasive surgeries for the ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Visco works as an urogynecologist. Dr. Visco's hospital/clinic affiliations include Rex Healthcare, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Visco average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Urogynecology

101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 445-7222; (919) 401-1000

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Jennifer Wu is an obstetrics, urogynecology, and gynecologic surgery specialist. Dr. Wu accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Ob/Gyn Clerkship Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School; AUGS Foundation Scholar, American Urogynecologic Society Foundation; and Golden Tar Heel Medical Student Teaching Award, UNC-Chapel Hill, Dept. of Ob/Gyn. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UNC Health Care, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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alison-catherine-weidner-md

Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology

5324 McFarland Drive; Suite 310
Durham, NC
(919) 620-4467; (919) 684-2471

(Average of 5 in 6 ratings)

Clinical interests: Pelvic-organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, reconstructive pelvic surgery, gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alison Weidner practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. The average patient rating for Dr. Weidner is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Duke University Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital. Dr. Weidner accepts Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Weidner completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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cindy-louise-(amundsen)-amundsen-(cross)-md

Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Urogynecology

Box 3192
Durham, NC
(919) 620-4467; (919) 401-1006

Clinical interests: Surgical treatment of urinary incontinence; mid-urethral slings; InterStim therapy; posterior ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy Amundsen practices obstetrics, urogynecology, and gynecologic surgery in Durham, NC and Raleigh, NC. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Duke University Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital. 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 takes Medicare insurance.

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dr.-ellen-casper-wells-md

Specializes in Urogynecology

3032 Old Clinic Building; CB 7570
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 966-4996; (919) 966-4717

Clinical interests: Urinary incontinence, pelvic support surgery, advanced gynecologic surgery.

Dr. Ellen Wells practices urogynecology in Chapel Hill, NC. Before performing her residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Wells attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Wells is an in-network provider for First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, Three Rivers, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Rex Healthcare and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology), Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Urogynecology

Box 3951
Durham, NC

Dr. Carlos Bolden works as an obstetrician, urogynecologist, and perinatologist. He is professionally affiliated with Durham VA Medical Center, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke University Hospital. Dr. Bolden is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Service Champion Award, Duke University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Oncology (Cancer Care), Urogynecology

Box 3951
Durham, NC
(919) 668-2591

Dr. Paige Walter practices obstetrics, urogynecology, and oncology (cancer care). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Durham VA Medical Center, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke University Hospital. She studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology

Box 3951
Durham, NC
(919) 684-8111

Clinical interests: Reproductive

Dr. Micael Lopez's areas of specialization are obstetrics, urogynecology, and gynecologic surgery; he sees patients in Durham, NC. Dr. Lopez is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Duke Regional Hospital, Duke University Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynecologic Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology), Urogynecology

109 Tweed Place
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 489-8821

Dr. Firooz Bordbar is an obstetrician, urogynecologist, and maternal-fetal medicine specialist. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Gynecologic Surgery, Obstetrics, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine (Perinatology), Urogynecology

Box 3951
Durham, NC
(919) 684-8111

Dr. Sarah Dotters-Katz is an obstetrician, urogynecologist, and maternal-fetal medicine specialist. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Dotters-Katz is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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Specializes in Urogynecology

5324 McFarland Drive; Suite 310
Durham, NC
(919) 401-1006; (919) 684-8111

Dr. Autumn Edenfield's medical specialty is urogynecology. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Edenfield is affiliated with Duke University Hospital.

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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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