Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery
This rotation provides a broad-based exposure to clinical reconstructive pelvic surgery marked by progressive responsibility both in the clinic and hospital. All outpatients are seen in the division’s outpatient clinic (Outpatient Care Upper Arlington) located three miles from the main campus and the University Hospital or in the McCampbell Hall clinic on campus. The division is housed in this new, state-of-the-art, ambulatory center along with components of general gynecology, maternal fetal medicine and women’s health. It is during these times that initial examinations and urodynamic assessments, including management decisions and plans for surgery, are reviewed and implemented.
During these rotations, fellows work directly with our board-certified FPMRS specialists. One fellow will be on service at all times and clinical responsibilities will include management of the inpatient UROGYN unit and associated surgical recovery floors, operating rooms and consult coverage for emergency and hospitalized patients. The fellow will also see patients in the outpatient setting in clinic and gain exposure to management of typical office-based issues. The fellow will perform multi-channel urodynamics in this setting as well as at the main campus resident-driven urogynecologic outpatient clinic.
Fellows may also have the opportunity to rotate on other FPMRS services at affiliated hospitals, working with academic and private physicians to increase their exposure to a variety of clinical management strategies and surgical techniques.