Division of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
Director: Scott W. Smilen, MD
Our division focuses on using state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities, including multichannel urodynamics and urethrocystoscopy, for all forms of incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, as well as correcting congenital malformations of the reproductive tract found at birth, during childhood, or in young adults. We incorporate ongoing research into our clinical practice, as well as into the academic encounters we share with medical students and residents in obstetrics and gynecology.
Our Role in Research
Our division is actively involved in ongoing research studies, ranging from studying the effects of an implantable microstimulator on refractory urinary urgency-frequency syndrome to a retrospective review of urogynecological practices of postoperative voiding trials. Our research serves to enrich our role as a teaching institution and ensure constant improvements to patient care. It is part of what makes NYU Langone Medical Center such a premiere research institution.
Our Role in Education
Our urogynecologists introduce medical students to the field and provide residents with further training in the field. Clinical and research experience in the field are both provided through patient interactions at Tisch and Bellevue hospitals.
Medical Students: We provide didactic lectures and occasionally serve as preceptors for the medical students during their 6-week clerkship in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition, there is a four-week elective course students may choose to learn more about the clinical and academic aspects of urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery.
Residents: ObGyn residents rotate through our division in their second year when they spend one month attending weekly sessions in the newly formed Continence Center and receiving an introduction to the urogynecology specialty. We also provide didactic lectures throughout the four-year residency program. Learn more about the residency program in obstetrics and gynecology.
Our Role in Patient Care
Our urogynecologists at Gynecology Associates are specialists in urogynecology and female urology, providing comprehensive care for women with a wide range of conditions that includes overactive bladder, urinary and/or fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse, as well as correcting congenital malformations of the reproductive tract.