The National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery, a division of Women's and Infants' Services at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, provides care for women with pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic floor disorders are conditions that affect a woman's pelvic organs, such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, defecatory dysfunction, fistulae and other complications from childbirth. These conditions are common in women and cause a significant burden if left untreated.
Our mission is to restore quality-of-life for women suffering from pelvic floor disorders, through surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Our fellowship-trained urogynecologists have expertise in the latest minimally invasive vaginal, robotic and laparoscopic reconstructive surgical techniques, as well as abdominal reconstructive surgery. The center offers a comprehensive evaluation in a compassionate, caring environment sensitive to the needs of women with pelvic floor disorders.
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Physicians in the News
June 21, 2012 - Cheryl Iglesia, MD, director, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, wrote an editorial in the June 21 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine about the benefits and risks of using a sling during vaginal prolapse repair to prevent urinary incontinence. Read the editorial.
January 25, 2012 - The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has designated the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, as a Center of Excellence (COE): Continence Care for Women. Drs. Cheryl Iglesia, Robert Gutman, Andrew Sokol and Amy Park are the principal physicians in this COE.
Cheryl Iglesia, MD, director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, was featured in a WebMD article, about fewer complications associated with vaginal hysterectomy than either abdominal or laparoscopic hysterectomy. Click on the link to read the story.
The New York Times interviewed Cheryl Iglesia, MD, director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, about the effectiveness and safety of using mesh in vaginal prolapse repair surgery. Dr. Iglesia led a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology that found patients who receive the mesh experienced more complications than traditional surgery. Click on the link to read the story.