Department of Reproductive Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Female incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse are major clinical problems which cause significant distress and disability in the lives of women. Urinary incontinence affects all age groups and is particularly common in the elderly. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition most commonly seen in women over 40 and is the result of the weakening or collapse of the support structures which hold pelvic organs in place causing organs such as the bladder, uterus or rectum to herniate into the vaginal area. This condition develops most often after childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy and is frequently associated with symptoms of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and discomfort with sexual intercourse.

The good news is both urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse can most often be effectively treated once diagnosed. Dr. Emily Lukacz is the director of the Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Division at UCSD. She is also co-director of the UCSD Women's Pelvic Medicine Center, where she and Dr. Charles Nager treat patients with urogynecologic disorders using state-of-the-art clinical and surgical methods. Call (858) 657-8737 for more information.

 

Division Chief

 

Emily Lukacz, MD, MAS

 

 

Welcome to the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

of the Department of Reproductive Medicine

 

Division News/Spotlight 

Congratulations to Marianna Alperin for receiving a first percentile ranking for her first RO1 NIH grant proposal submission of pelvic floor architecture and function. 

 

 

Faculty

Marianna Alperin, MD

Linda Brubaker, MD

Emily Lukacz, MD

Charles Nager, MD

Training and Education

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery 

 

Current Fellows

Carrie Jung, MD

Erika Wasenda, MD

Tatiana Catanzarite, MD

Faculty Support

Fernando Martinez, 858-657-8631; fmartinez@ucsd.edu

          for Charles Nager

Angela Ribant, 858-657-8435; aribant@ucsd.edu

          for Marianna Alperin, Linda Brubaker, and Emily Lukacz