Urogynecology / Female Pelvic Health
In this video, Dr. Tanaka Dune provides an overview of the female pelvic anatomy and how the pelvic organs correlate to the pelvic floor muscles and pelvic bones. Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine specializes in disorders of the pelvic floor and provides diagnosis & treatment for the spectrum of urogynecology health concerns in NYC.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Julia Roudi now has a new lease on life. After experiencing discomfort for decades, Julie, at 63, is now able to walk as far and as long as she wants, as well as enjoy more comfortable, fuller days.
Julia suffered from a severely prolapsed uterus and bladder and, like many women, thought it was something that she had to learn to live with. She tried physical therapy, but it only helped to a limited degree. After several decades, the prolapse worsened, and her gynecologist urged her to see a urologist for specialized treatment.
Female pelvic floor disorders—including incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary tract infections, fistulas, and others—can significantly impact one’s quality of life and, as the population ages, are becoming more common. In fact, 300,000 prolapse repairs and 100,000 urinary incontinence procedures were performed in the past year alone.
Introducing Dr. Patrick Culligan,
Director of Urogynecology at the Center for Female Pelvic Health,
Weill Cornell Medicine
By Molly Schulson ~ Cornell Chronicle
A synthetic mesh commonly used to treat a form of urinary incontinence as well as the weakening of the female pelvis's walls can lead to complications that increase in frequency with the amount of mesh used, new Weill Cornell Medicine research suggests.
Tanaka J. Dune, MD, FACOG, joined Weill Cornell Medicine in the summer of 2016 as a full time faculty member in Urology. Dr. Dune is a urogynecologist at the Center for Female Pelvic Health, located at 525 East 68th Street, on the ninth floor of the F building (F9-West). On Select Wednesdays, Dr. Dune also sees patients at Weill Cornell Medicine's Lower Manhattan office at 156 William Street.
Patrick Culligan, MD, FACOG, FACS, graduated from Georgia Tech in 1989 and from the Mercer University School of Medicine in 1993. After completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the Greenville Hospital System / University of South Carolina, he went on to a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the Evanston Continence Center, Northwestern University Medical School, where he trained extensively in the surgical and non-surgical management of all pelvic floor disorder such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence.