Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery

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About

Urogynecology is a medical specialty that treats conditions specific to women, including bladder control problems, bladder frequency and urgency, bladder pain and pelvic prolapse (displacement of the pelvic organs). Urogynecologists specialize in the organs of the pelvis including the bladder, urethra, vagina, uterus, and rectum, as well as, correcting problems related to previous surgeries.

The Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery was one of the first urogynecology departments on Long Island and the largest in New York state. The division’s specialists include full-time, fellowship-trained physicians, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and registered nurses. Their goal is to give patients the best possible treatment, allowing them to enjoy their lives as comfortably as possible.

The team members are committed to offering each patient an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are offered and decisions are made on an individual basis. If surgery is selected, most women can be treated with minimally invasive techniques that offer long-lasting results with a quick recovery. Surgery is provided by fellowship-trained urogynecologists who offer crucial expertise in pelvic floor dysfunction.

Urogynecologists have completed medical school and a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology. These doctors become specialists with additional training and experience in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that affect the female pelvic organs and the muscles and connective tissue that support those organs. The additional training focuses on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of non-cancerous gynecologic problems.

Leadership

Lawrence Lind, MD
Co-Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Harvey Winkler, MD
Co-Chief, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

Laura Kim, MD
Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital