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.
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.
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Our newly established Center for Female Pelvic Health is located in the recently renovated F9-West suite of Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital on the upper east side of Manhattan.
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The Iris Cantor Men's Health Center offers a complete and comprehensive array of healthcare services for men at a single clinical location in New York City. The objective of the Center is to provide an integrated, one-stop medical experience for men's healthcare. This center provides comprehensive care under specialties including Preventative Medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Cardiology, Urology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Nutrition, Plastic Surgery, and Clinical Genetics.
Bilal Chughtai, MD is an Associate Professor of Urology and an Associate Professor of Urology in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. He is also an Associate Attending Urologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Chughtai specializes in Voiding Dysfunction, Female Urology, and Neurourology.
Dr. Alexis E. Te is a Professor of Urology at the Weill Medical College at Cornell University, the Director of Urology Program at the Iris Cantor Men's Health Center, the Director of the Brady Prostate Center and Urodynamic Laboratory, as well as Co-Director of Urodynamics and an Attending Urologist in the Department of Urology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
During normal urination, the urethra relaxes and opens when the bladder muscle contracts, allowing urine to pass out of the body freely. In those with voiding dysfunction, the urethra does not relax when the bladder muscle contracts, making it difficult for urine to pass.