Our fellows provide surgical services for disorders of the male and female genitourinary tract and, in many cases, the external genitalia stemming from congenital anomalies, trauma, inflammatory disorders and female incontinence and pelvic descensus. These skills include female pelvic reconstructive surgery which includes disorders of incontinence and pelvic descensus. Many of the disorders involving the male genitalia are closely coupled with disorders of erectile function.
Fellowship training is designed to educate physicians in the clinical aspects of diagnosis, medical and surgical therapy, and the prevention of and reconstruction for these disease processes.
The fellowship is designed to provide special expertise in the areas of female pelvic reconstruction for prolapse and/or incontinence, pediatric genital reconstructive surgery and adult genital reconstructive surgery. While our fellows are fully capable of performing independently all aspects of general urologic practice, all activities involved with the special expertise of genitourinary reconstructive surgery are directly supervised.
During the initial phases of the fellowship, the fellow performs as a first-assistant. During the middle portions of the fellowship, the fellow functions primarily as a first-assistant but with increasing ability to perform aspects of the surgical procedure under supervision by the attending staff. During the latter phases of the fellowship, the fellow may function as the direct supervisor of a senior resident-level physician who will function as a first-assistant, with the attending physician providing overall supervision of the procedure.
During the fellowship, the fellow is responsible for examining outcomes of select series of patients as determined by the primary fellowship teaching staff physicians. Additionally, where appropriate, the fellow is responsible for the presentation, both in meeting and journal format, of the findings of those outcome reviews.