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.
Dr. Culligan's first practice after fellowship training was with the University of Louisville Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. While in Louisville, he co-founded a Board-certified fellowship program in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (aka 'Urogynecology'). He directed that program and became well known in his field for his skills in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques and his high quality clinical research studies. In Louisville, Dr. Culligan became one of the first urogynecologists in the U.S. to regularly perform the sacrocolpopexy operation laparoscopically.
In 2004, Dr. Culligan moved to New Jersey where he founded the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery for The Atlantic Health System. During his nearly 13 years with Atlantic Health System, he established a Board-approved fellowship program and published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts regarding his clinical research which is primarily focused on ways to improve and/or teach minimally invasive surgical techniques for the correction of prolapse and incontinence. At Atlantic Health System, Dr. Culligan also developed a particular expertise in robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and he has become a world renowned teacher of those techniques.
Although he is widely known for his surgical techniques, Dr. Culligan always tries to find a non-surgical approach for his patients. In fact, he was selected by the prestigious journal Obstetrics & Gynecology to author a peer-reviewed manuscript entitled "Non-Surgical Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse" which has since become required reading for all Board certified OB-Gyn doctors in the U.S.
Dr. Culligan sees female patients for evaluation and treatment of a wide variety of pelvic floor disorders and urogynecologic conditions, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, frequent urinary tract infections, urinary urgency, fistulas, complications of vaginal mesh or slings requiring mesh removal, labial hypertrophy, and various complex gynecologic conditions. Dr. Culligan's clinical philosophy is centered around patient education and personalized treatment paths.
Dr. Patrick Culligan is the Director of Urogynecology at the Center for Female Pelvic Health within the Department of Urology at Weill Cornell Medicine. The Center is located at 525 East 68th Street, on the ninth floor of the F building (F9-West).
“It was an excellent decision to put my condition in the hands of a very thorough, competent and self-assured physician as Dr. Culligan. Not only did he perform a successful surgery, he collaborated with other experts to ensure a comprehensive approach to my care. His gentle demeanor and professionalism before, during and after my hospital stay has been consistent. He is reachable, approachable and sincerely interested in my well being. His staff and Nurse Practitioner have the same philosophy.” – Barbara W.
"A year ago Dr Culligan did a major reconstructive robotic surgery for prolapsed bladder and uterus. I was very nervous but had decided I wanted quality of life back. A couple of weeks ago I went for my yearly check-up and Dr. Culligan predicted I will never see him again because everything looked perfect. AND I got my quality of life back. No more concerns about leaking bladder during exercise etc. THANK YOU dr Culligan! I also want to mention his NP Irena is a sweetheart!!" - Anonymous via Healthgrades on December 10, 2017
"Dr. Culligan is an exceptional, skilled, and gifted surgeon. He accurately assessed and resolved my medical issues. I can recommend him without any hesitation!" - Anonymous via Healthgrades on December 09, 2017
"Dr. Culligan explained all options clearly. He did not push any specific treatment/surgery. I opted for robotic surgery for prolapse and hysterectomy. I wish I had done it sooner. This was my first surgery, so I was nervous. Less than 24 hours in the hospital and nothing more than Tylenol. He is a miracle worker and I am so thankful that I found him." - Anonymous via Healthgrades on November 29, 2017
"Dr. Culligan is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. My surgery, which involved the repair of the pelvic floor, was state-of-the-art surgery. He is an excellent surgeon and an excellent doctor. One of the best." - Anonymous via Healthgrades on November 21, 2017
"I searched years for a Urogynecologist and was lucky to find such a gentle, caring physician. Dr, Culligan exudes confidence, and I was very comfortable as he explained all the procedures. I am three weeks post op and feel like a new woman. I did not have to use any prescription pain killers once I left the hospital, and I feel great. Dr. Culligan's Nurse Practioner, Irina Katz, and staff are wonderful too. I would highly recommend Dr. Culligan and his team." - Anonymous on November 9, 2017 via RateMDs
"Absolutely 1000% likely that I will recommend this Doctor. Dr. Culligan was a Godsend. My procedure went well and the fears I had were totally unwarranted." - Grace P. on November 10, 2017 via Healthgrades
"Topnotch! Excellent on all counts -- from his expertise and training to the concern he shows for the well-being of his patients." - Anonymous on November 15, 2017 via Healthgrades
"It is a shame that I need to travel 1-1/2 hours from the Hudson Valley to get into the city to find the right doctor....but it is well worth it!! I have consulted with doctors in my area and a couple in the city but continued to seek out the best. I knew immediately that Dr. Culligan was the right physician for me! Not only did he have all the soft skills....great demeanor, took his time to carefully review my history, listen to me and my concerns, but took the time to ensure I understood my condition more clearly. He is the ONLY physician that actually described my problem as being two separate (yet somewhat connected) issues. I can hardly believe that nobody previous to Dr. Culligan recommended medication....medication....which I could have been taking 3 years ago! I saw immediate positive results by the 2nd day on this medication. I may still need to pursue surgery going forward, but for now, Dr. Culligan is seeking to heal as best as possible, one issue, before we pursue any surgery. To think I lived with this problem, and allowed my condition to get worse because I was holding off on surgery I thought I needed to fix it all. I already see such a great difference in my daily life and am having a more normal quality of life. Thank you Dr. Culligan! I am confident that I am in the right hands. Is staff, too, has been a pleasure to work with. From the front office reception area, to Geraldine in the back office, to Irina...I have had prompt, professional and compassionate dialogue and assistance. I am so grateful, already. Thank you all." - Anonymous via Healthgrades on October 25, 2017
"Dr. Culligan is an outstanding surgeon. He is thorough in explaining the procedure and patient in answering questions. He responded to my phone calls before and after surgery and I was very confident and comfortable under his care." - Diane H. on October 18, 2017 via Healthgrades
"I recently had surgery by Dr. Culligan. He is an outstanding doctor, knowledgeable and professional. His bedside manner was outstanding. He is a caring and dedicated individual. His staff, particularly Irina Katz was wonderful. The robotic surgery that Dr. Culligan performed was successful. I am grateful that I feel like a "normal woman" again." - Submitted September 27, 2017 via RateMDs
"Dr. Culligan and his entire staff (in particular his NP Irena Katz) made me feel comfortable immediately and throughout. He thoroughly explained my options and patiently calmed my fears." Anonymous on September 4, 2017 via RateMDs
"Dr Culligan is incredibly knowledgeable, professional, and has excellent bedside manner. I highly recommend him. I recently had surgery with dr Culligan and I can honestly say, thanks to him and his wonderful and professional staff, I got my old self back!" - Anonymous on Aug 24, 2017 via RateMDs
"Dr. Culligan is a caring, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable surgeon. After waiting for a few years, I decided to have the surgery and made the right decision. He does not rush and is determined to do the absolutely best procedure possible for his patients. Follow up was great, even making sure that I was fine. His staff is amazing, especially his nurse practitioner, Irena. I would highly recommend him, as he takes the time to discuss options and explain the procedures thoroughly."
"He cured my problem in one visit. I highly recommend Dr.Culligan for all your urogyno needs and issues."
“Dr. Culligan is the kind of physician that one only rarely finds. He is a skilled surgeon and someone who can relate to patients in a way that makes them comfortable enough to ask questions. He is clear in explaining procedures and his demeanor is calm and reassuring. I never felt that I was bothering Dr. Culligan with my questions and post- surgery I knew that I could call him with my concerns.” - Calliope S.
"It is rare to come across a physician like Dr. Culligan. He spent time answering all of my questions and really put me at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Culligan to anyone in search of a uro-gyno."
"I was looking for a top notch uro-gynecologist and was recommended to Dr. Culligan. He spent a lot of time with me explaining various procedures, my options and the success rate of each. He has a great bed side manner and I felt I was in very competent hands for my surgery. I would definitely recommend both Dr. Culligan and his staff." – Patricia P.
"Dr. Culligan came highly recommended. He is an excellent surgeon with outstanding bedside manner."
"Dr. Culligan was recommended to me by two different friends and 3 different doctors. When I met him, I could easily see why. He listened to me and didn't rush. He offered me options that included no surgery. He gave me several surgical options (with or without use of mesh). I trust him."
"I am eternally grateful to Dr. Culligan for the outstanding care he gave me. He not only did a wonderful job on my surgery, but he was always there for me every step of the way. He is known for being a great surgeon, but he is a great person too. He really cares. I feel wonderful." – Libby
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