Department of Reproductive Medicine

Emily Lukacz

Emily Lukacz, M.D., M.A.S.

Professor of Clinical Reproductive Medicine

Program Director, Female Pelvic Medicine &

Reconstructive Surgery

 

Patient Appointments:
(858) 657-8737
Administrative Office:
(858) 657-8435


Education

Academic Positions

Committees & Contributions

Mentorship Roles

Honors and Awards

Certification

Research Experience

Active Grants

Completed Grants

Presentations

Invited presentations

2009 Lukacz ES. Epidemiology and Prevention of Pelvic Floor Disorders. Presented at the 2nd annual UCSD Urology postgraduate course. February 20, 2009.

 

2009 Lukacz ES. Kegels, Anticholinergics and Beyone. Presented at the 2nd annual UCSD Urology postgraduate course. February 20, 2009.

 

2009 Lukacz ES. Robotic Sacrocolpopexy. Presented at the 2nd annual UCSD Urology postgraduate course. February 20, 2009.

 

2008 Lukacz ES. Robotics in Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: Incorporating da Vinci into your surgical tool box. Presented at the 7th Annual Female Urology and Urogynecology Symposium (FUUS), Henderson, NV. March, 2008.

 

2007 Lukacz ES. Debate: Should every patient have a Cesarean section? 62nd Annual Ob-Gyn Assembly of Southern California, March 30, 2007.

 

2005 Lukacz ES. Pelvic Floor Disorders: Can they be prevented. Ob Gyn Grand Rounds University of California, San Diego Medical Center. December 2005.

 

2005 Lukacz ES. Pelvic Floor Disorders: Can they be prevented. Ob Gyn Grand Rounds Loma Linda University Medical Center. November 2005.

 

2005 Lukacz ES. Preserving the Perineum: Strategies for preventing female pelvic floor dysfunction. Presented at the University of San Diego - Department of Reproductive Medicine, Annual Perinatal Symposium.

 

2003 Lukacz ES. Chronic Pelvic Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment. Presented at the UCSD Dept. Reproductive Medicine Grand Rounds, San Diego, CA. March, 2003.

 

2002 Lukacz ES. Pelvic Pain. Presented at the “Current trends in Men’s and Women’s health” conference, San Diego, CA . November, 2002.

 

Abstract presentations

 

2008 Lukacz ES, Whitcomb E, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Daytime Urinary Voiding Frequency & Nocturia in Community Dwelling Women. Poster presentation at the International Continence Society Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, Oct 2008.

 

2008 Whitcomb EW, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Prevalence and degree of bother of pelvic floor disorders in obese women. Poster presentation at the International Continence Society Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, Oct 2008.

 

2008 Whitcomb EW, Lukacz ES, Baja DA, Menefee SA, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Prevalence and degree of bother of pelvic floor disorders in obese women seeking medical weight reduction compared to community-dwelling women. Poster presentation at the annual International Continence Society Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, Oct 2008.

 

2008 Lukacz ES, Whitcomb E, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Epidemiology of nocturia and night-time urinary frequency in women: What is normal? Oral presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept 2008.

 

2008 Lukacz ES, Whitcomb E, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Epidemiology of daytime urinary frequency in community-dwelling women. Oral presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept 2008.

 

2008 Lukacz ES, Nager CW. Initial experience incorporating robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy surgery into a urogynecology training program. Poster presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept 2008.

 

2008 Brubaker L, Stoddard A, Richter E, Zimmern P, Moalli P, Krauss S, Norton P, Lukacz ES, Sirls L, Johnson H, Nyberg L. Mixed Incontinence: Comparing definitions in women having stress incontinence surgery. Poster presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept 2008.

 

2008 Whitcomb EW, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Prevalence and degree of bother of pelvic floor disorders in obese women. Oral presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept 2008.

 

2008 Whitcomb EW, Lukacz ES, Baja DA, Menefee SA, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Prevalence and degree of bother of pelvic floor disorders in obese women seeking medical wight reduction compared to community-dwelling women. Poster presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, Sept 2008.

 

2007 Whitcomb EW, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Prevalence of Defecatory Dysfunction in Women With and Without Pelvic Floor Disorders. Poster presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood FL, Sept 2007.

 

2007 M. Y. Morrill, E. S. Lukacz, K. M. Luber. Long term follow-up of anal sphincter
repair with synthetic absorbable vs. chromic catgut. Poster presentation at the
annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood FL, Sept 2007

 

2007 L.L. Subak, L. Brubaker, T. Chai, J. Creasman, A. Diokno, P. S. Goode, S. Krauss,
J.W. Kusek, W. Leng, E.S. Lukacz, S. Tennstedt, for the Urinary Incontinence
Treatment Network. High “costs” of urinary incontinence among women electing
surgery to treat stress incontinence. Oral presentation at the annual American
Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood FL, Sept 2007.

 

2007 Whitcomb EW, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Prevalence of Defecatory Dysfunction in Women With and Without Pelvic Floor Disorders. Oral poster presentation at the annual International Continence Society meeting, Rotterdam. August 2007.

 

2006 McIlwain G, Hull AD, Lukacz ES. Pilot Study of an Educational Model of Advanced Obstetric Laceration Repair". Oral podium presentation at CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, March, 2007.

 

2006 Lawrence JM, Lukacz ES, Nager CW, Contreras R, Luber KM. Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, and Incontinence among 25 to 84 Year Old Women. [abstract] Diabetes 2006;55 (suppl. 1)

 

2006 Lawrence JM, Lukacz ES, Nager CW, Contreras R, Luber KM. Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, and Incontinence among 25 to 84 Year Old Women. Poster Presentation at the American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting. Washington. DC, June 9-13, 2006.

 

2006 Whitcomb E, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Contreras R, Luber KM. Are sexual activity and satisfaction impacted by pelvic floor dysfunction? Analysis of a community based survey. Oral presentation at the annual International Continence Society meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand. December 2006.

 

2006 Whitcomb E, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Contreras R, Luber KM. Are sexual activity and satisfaction impacted by pelvic floor dysfunction? Analysis of a community based survey. Oral presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society meeting, Palm Springs, CA. October 2006.

 

2006 Morrill MY, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Contreras R, Luber KM. Care seeking for pelvic floor disorders: A population based study. Oral presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society meeting, Palm Springs, CA. October 2006.

 

2006 Rosencrantz M, Menefee SA, Lukacz ES. The Correlation of Urethral Mobility and Point Aa of the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System Before and After Surgery. Poster presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Tucson, AZ. April 2006.

 

2006 Tan JS, Lukacz ES, Menefee SA, Luber KM, Albo ME, Nager CW. Determinants of Vaginal Length. Poster presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Tucson, AZ. April 2006.

 

2006 Morrill MY, Thomas MM, Lukacz ES, Nager CW, Powell CR, Menefee SA, Simsiman AJ, Albo ME, Luber KM. Is an Elevated Post-Void Residual a Risk Factor for Urinary Tract Infection? Poster presentation at the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Tucson, AZ. April 2006.

 

2005 Lawrence JM, Lukacz ES, Nager CW, Contreras R, Luber KM. Prevalence of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders by Age and Race/Ethnicity in a Managed Health Care Population. Poster presentation at the annual International Continence Society meeting, Montreal, Canada. August 2005

 

2005 JM Lawrence, ES Lukacz, CW Nager, R Contreras, KM Luber. Prevalence of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders by Age and Race/Ethnicity in a Managed Health Care Population. Poster Presentation at the joint meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 27-30, 2005.

 

2005 JM Lawrence, ES Lukacz, CW Nager, R Contreras, KM Luber. Prevalence of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders by Age and Race/Ethnicity in a Managed Health Care Population. Poster Presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society, Montreal Canada, August 28 – September 2, 2005.

 

2005 JM Lawrence, ES Lukacz, CW Nager, R Contreras, KM Luber. Prevalence of
Female Pelvic Floor Disorders by Age and Race/Ethnicity in a Managed Health Care Population. Poster Presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Urogynecology Society, Atlanta, Georgia, September 15 – 17, 2005.

 

2005 Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Contreras R, Nager CW, Luber KM. The Effect of Pregnancy and Mode of Delivery on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: An Epidemiologic Study. Oral podium presentation at the annual American Urogynecologic Society meeting, Atlanta, GA. September 2005.

 

2005 Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Contreras R, Nager CW, Luber KM. The Effect of Pregnancy and Mode of Delivery on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: An Epidemiologic Study. Oral podium presentation at the annual International Continence Society meeting, Montreal, Canada. August 2005.

 

2005 Lawrence JM, Lukacz ES, Nager CW, Contreras R, Luber KM. Prevalence of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders by Age and Race/Ethnicity in a Managed Health Care Population. Poster presentation at the annual International Continence Society meeting, Montreal, Canada. August 2005

 

2005 DuHamel1 E, Lukacz ES, Menefee SA, Luber KM. Elevated Post Void Residual in Women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors. Poster presentation at the annual International Continence Society meeting, Montreal, Canada. August 2005.

 

2004 DuHamel1 E, Lukacz ES, Menefee SA, Luber KM. Elevated Post Void Residual in Women with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors. Poster presentation at the annual Pacific Coast Obstetrics and Gynecology meeting, Palm Springs, CA. November 2004.

 

2004 Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Burchette RJ, Buckwalter JG, Luber KM. Epidemiology of Prolapse and Incontinence Questionnaire: a new tool for analytic epidemiology of female pelvic floor disorders. Presented at the combined American Urogynecologic Society/Society of Gynecologic Surgeons meeting, San Diego, CA. July, 2004.

 

2003 Lukacz ES. Surgery for stress urinary incontinence: An anatomic approach. Presented at the annual Gerontological Society of America meeting, San Diego, CA. November, 2003.

 

2003 Lukacz ES, Nager CW, Luber KM, Lawrence JM, Buckwalter JG. The use of visual analog scales in urogynecologic research: a psychometric evaluation. Presented at the Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL. September 2003.

 

2003 Davis TL, Lukacz ES, Nager CW. Patient satisfaction after the Tension free Vaginal Tape procedure. Presented at the Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Hollywood, FL. September 2003.

 

2002 Lukacz ES, Luber KM, Nager CW. Does the Tension-free Vaginal Tape System Alter Voiding? Presented at the Annual American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA. October 2002.

 

2001 Lukacz ES, Luber KM, Nager CW. Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) System: Urethral
mobility and voiding dysfunction. Presented at the International Urogynecology Association Annual meeting, Melbourne, AUS, December 2001.

 

2001 Lukacz ES, Luber KM, Nager CW. Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) System:
Urethral mobility and voiding dysfunction. Presented at the American Urogynecologic Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, October, 2001.

 

1999 Lukacz ES, Chang RJ. Ovarian response to rhFSH in normal women and women with PCOS. Presented at the UCSD Annual Resident and Fellow Research Forum.

 

Advocacy/Service presentations

 

2009 Lukacz ES. Urinary and Genital Health After Menopause. Presented at the UCSD Menopause Seminar Series. February 9, 2009.

 

2009 Lukacz ES. Evaluating age related considerations and treating overactive bladder. Presented to the Orange County Women in Medicine group. January 28, 2008.

 

2008 Lukacz ES. Evaluating age related considerations and treating overactive bladder. Presented to the South Bay Pulmonary Medical Group and Primary Care Groups. May, 2008

 

2008 Lukacz ES. Evaluating Age Related Considerations and Treating OAB. Presented at Proctor & Gamble educational seminar, San Diego, CA. March, 2008.

 

2008 Lukacz ES. Update in Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis – Invited speaker at San Diego Naval Medical Center, Dept Obstetrics & Gyneoclogy. Feb 2008.

 

2007 Lukacz ES. UCSD Urology Quarterly Grand Rounds – Clinical Issues in Female Urology – Pelvic Pain, July 14, 2007

 

2006 Lukacz ES. Evaluation & Treatment of Incontinence. Presented at the monthly educational meeting for Vista Community Clinics. Carlsbad, CA. May 2006.

 

2006 Lukacz ES. A Primary Care Perspective in the Evaluation & Treatment of Incontinence. Presented at the annual Los Angeles Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine Resident Retreat. San Diego, CA. February 2006.

 

2006 Lukacz ES. Evaluation of Incontinence & Treatment of Overactive Bladder.
Presented at the California Association of Nurse Practitioners
meeting, Region 21, Palm Desert, CA. February 2006.

 

2005 Lukacz ES. New advancement in the treatment of overactive bladder. Presented at Pfizer educational seminars, San Diego, CA. June, 2005.

 

2005 Lukacz ES. Urogynecology Update. Presented at the Scripps Mercy Hospital Ob/Gyn quarterly CME talk, San Diego, CA. June 2005.

 

2005 Lukacz ES. Introduction to common female pelvic floor disorders. Presented to the Imperial Beach Womans Club, Imperial Beach, CA. May 2005

 

2005 Lukacz ES. Differential diagnosis of Pelvic Pain in the Primary Care Patient. Presented to, Miramar Naval Medical Center Primary Care Clinic, San Diego, CA. May 2005.

 

2005 Lukacz ES. Overview of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders for primary care nurses. Scripps Green Clinic, La Jolla, CA. February 2005.

 

2004 Lukacz ES. Introduction to female pelvic floor dysfunction: Self help ideas. Presented to the Norman Park Senior Center, Chula Vista, CA. October 20004.

 

2004 Lukacz ES. Evaluation and treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in the female neurology patient. Presented at Pfizer educational seminars, San Diego, CA. September 2004.

 

2003 Lukacz ES. Advances in the treatment of overactive bladder. Presented at Pfizer educational seminars, San Diego, CA. September and December, 2003.

 

2000 Lukacz ES. Preserving the perineum: Obstetrical strategies to minimize pelvic floor dysfunction. Presented at the Kaiser Permanente - San Diego OB/GYN annual retreat.

 

Publications

Peer reviewed
1. Lukacz ES, Whitcomb EL, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Urinary frequency in community-dwelling women: What is normal? Am J Obstet Gynecol. In press.

2. Shayya RF, Weinstein MM, Lukacz ES. Pyometra following Le Fort colpocleisis resolved with interventional radiology drainage. Obstet Gynecol. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Feb;113(2 pt 2):566-8.

3. Brubaker L, Stoddard A, RichterH, Zimmern P, Moalli P, Kraus SR, Norton P, Lukacz ES, Sirls L, Johnson H, Nyberg L. Mixed incontinence: Comparing definitions in women having stress incontinence surgery. Neurourol Urodyn. In press.

4. Whitcomb EL, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Luber KM. Prevalence and degree of bother from pelvic floor disorders in obese women. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2009 Mar;20(3):289-94.

5. Lawrence JM, Lukacz ES, Nager CW, Hsu JY, Luber KM. Prevalence and Co Occurrence of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Community-Dwelling Women. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Mar;111(3):678-85

6. Subak LL, Brubaker L, Chai TC, Creasman JM, Diokno AC, Goode PS, Kraus SR, Kusek JW, Leng WW, Lukacz ES, Norton P, Tennstedt S; for the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. High Costs of Urinary Incontinence Among Women Electing Surgery to Treat Stress Incontinence. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Apr;111(4):899-907.

7. Lawrence JM, Lukacz ES, Liu I-L A, Nager CW, Luber KM. Pelvic Floor Disorders, Diabetes Mellitus, and Obesity: Results from the KP CARES Study. Diabetes Care.2007; 0: dc07-0262v1-0. (published on-line 7/9/2007)

8. Morrill MY, Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Contreras R, Nager CW, Luber KM. Health care seeking for pelvic floor disorders: A population based study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul;197(1):86.e1-6.

9. Lukacz ES, Whitcomb E, Lawrence JM, Nager CW, Contreras R, Luber KM. Are sexual activity and satisfaction impacted by pelvic floor dysfunction? Analysis of a community based survey. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jul;197(1):88.e1-6..

10. Lukacz ES, Duhamel E, Menefee SA, Luber KM. Elevated Postvoid Residual in Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007 Apr;18(4):397-400. Epub 2006 Jun 28

11. Tan JS, Lukacz ES, MenefeeSA, Luber KM, Albo ME, Nager CW. Determinants of vaginal length. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec;195(6):1846-50.

12. Rosencrantz M, Menefee SA, Lukacz ES. The correlation of urethral mobility and point Aa of the pelvic organ prolapse quantification system before and after surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Dec;195(6):1841-5.

13. Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Contreras R, Nager CW, Luber KM. Parity, Mode of Delivery, and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: An Epidemiologic Study. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Jun;107(6):1253-60.

14. Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Burchette RJ, Nager CW, Buckwalter JG, Luber KM. Epidemiology Of Prolapse And Incontinence Questionnaire: Validation Of A New Epidemiologic Survey. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2005 Jul-Aug;16(4):272-84.

15. Tan JS, Lukacz ES, Menefee SA, Powell CR, Nager CW. Predictive value of prolapse symptoms: a large database study. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2005 May-Jun;16(3):203-9.

16. Davis TL, Lukacz ES, Luber KM, Nager CW. Determinants of Patient Satisfaction after the Tension Free Vaginal Tape Procedure. Am J Obstet Gyn. 2004. Vol 191:1;176 – 181.

17. Lukacz ES, Lawrence JM, Burchette RJ, Luber KM, Nager CW, Buckwalter JG. The Use of Visual Analog Scales in Urogynecologic Research: A Psychometric Evaluation. Am J Obstet Gyn. 2004. Vol 191:1;165-170.

18. Rogers RG, Kammerer-Doak D, Olsen A, Thomnson PK, Walters MD, Lukacz ES, Qualls C. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled comparison of the effect of nitrofurantoin monohydrate macrocrystals on the development of urinary tract infections after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence with suprapubic catheterization. Am j Obstet Gyn. Vol 191:1;182-187.

19. Lukacz ES, Luber KM, Nager CW. The effects of the TVT on voiding function: a prospective evaluation. Int Urogynecol J. 2004 Jan-Feb;15:32-8.

20. Lukacz ES, Luber KM, Nager CW. The effects of the TVT on proximal urethral position: a prospective, longitudinal evaluation. Int Urogynecol J. 2003 Aug;13:179-84.

21. Lukacz ES, Nager CW. Ureteral injury presenting with hyponatremia. Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Nov;98(5 Pt 2):974-6.

Invited contribution
1. Lukacz ES, Luber KM. Rectocele repair: when and how? Curr Urol Rep. 2002 Oct;3(5):418-22.

Faculty