Division of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
At NYU Long Island School of Medicine, experts in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, a field that is also known as urogynecology, provide consultation and comprehensive management for people with pelvic floor disorders, which affect the bladder, bowels, vagina, or uterus.
Led by George Lazarou, MD, MBA, the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery cares for a diverse population of patients at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. We perform diagnostic evaluations for all pelvic floor disorders using a state-of-the-art multichannel urodynamic testing unit and cystoscopy suite. We personalize treatment for each patient, offering noninvasive options, in-office procedures, and surgical approaches, many of which are minimally invasive.
Our team is committed to academic medicine, and our faculty members are actively involved in training the next generation of specialists. We teach medical students and obstetrics and gynecology residents, and our faculty lecture regionally and nationally on varied topics in our field. We also participate and lead clinical research studies, some of which have been presented at national meetings and published in scientific literature.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Education
Our training initiatives for medical students and residents include formal didactic lectures on topics such as pelvic anatomy, evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, painful bladder syndrome, voiding dysfunction, multichannel urodynamic testing, and prevention and management of urinary tract injuries in pelvic surgery.
To improve trainees’ understanding of critical concepts, we created a series of monthly clinical case studies that are discussed as part of our female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery lecture series. These educational interventions for students and residents enhance learning and improve their performance on the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology examinations and board examinations. We also present annually at departmental grand rounds, giving significant updates on the latest advances in our field.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Research
All of our research projects involve medical students, obstetrics and gynecology residents, and other providers who are interested in participating.
Areas of interest have included pelvic anatomy with a specific focus on innervation of the pelvic floor, clinical outcomes after reconstructive pelvic surgery, and improving our understanding of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery concepts through targeted case-based educational intervention.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Services
Our division provides high-quality care for patients with pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urogenital fistula, recurrent urinary tract infections, and defecation disorders such as fecal incontinence, as well as lower urinary tract disorders including urgency and stress incontinence, overflow, and voiding dysfunction.
We offer noninvasive options and in-office procedures for patients with pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence, and overactive bladder. Treatments include pessary fitting, transurethral bulking agent injections, cystoscopic Botox injections, and posterior tibial nerve stimulation.
Our surgeons are board-certified specialists trained in the latest approaches. Surgical options include minimally invasive pelvic surgery, vaginal reconstruction, neuromodulation, and laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Faculty
For general inquiries about the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, please call Cristina Padinha, administrative manager, at 516-663-3010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.