Michele L. Torosis, MD
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Michele L. Torosis, MD

(she/her)
  • Urogynecology|
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Westwood Urology | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90095

About

Dr. Michele Torosis, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Urogynecology within the division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Torosis completed medical school at University of California, Irvine, residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University and fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles.  

Her clinical interests include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and voiding dysfunction. She is an expert in robotic and minimally invasive surgery. Her research includes emerging technologies, overactive bladder phenotyping, and improving diagnostics for pelvic floor disorders including myofascial pelvic floor dysfunction. Additionally, Dr. Torosis has a background in medical device development, having a degree in biomedical engineering. 

Languages

English

Education

Medical Board Certification

Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2022

Fellowship

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2023

Residency

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2020

Degree

MD, UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2016

Recognitions

  • American Urogynecology Society: Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2019 & 2018
  • Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford OB/GYN: 2019 & 2018
  • Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Stanford OB/GYN: 2019 

Locations

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Research

Publications

  1. Wallace S, Torosis M, Rogo-Gupta L. Does Rectocele on Defecography Equate to Rectocele on Physical Examination in Patients with Defecatory Symptoms? Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 Jan 1;27(1):18-22. DOI: Read journal PMID: 31390332.
  2. Woodburn K, Yuan A, Torosis M, Roberts K, Ferrando C, Gutman R. Sacrospinous fixation and vaginal uterosacral suspension: Evaluation in uterine preservation surgery. Urogynecology. 2022 Nov 23. DOI: Read journal
  3. Torosis M, Jackson N, Nitti V, Ackerman AL. Overactive Bladder Patients With and Without Urgency Incontinence: A Spectrum of One Condition or Different Phenotypes? Urogynecology, 2023 Jan 1; 29(1):33-40. DOI: Read journal
  4. Ackerman AL, Torosis M, Jackson NJ, Caron AT, Kaufman MR, Lowder JL, Routh JC. The Persistency Index: a novel screening tool for identifying myofascial pelvic floor dysfunction in patients seeking care for lower urinary tract symptoms. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Aug 24:S0002-9378(23)00587-2. DOI: Read journal Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37633575.
  5. Torosis M, Nitti V. Vaginal vault prolapse: Options for transvaginal surgical repair. In F. E. Martins et al. (eds.), Female Genitourinary and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, Springer Nature; 2023 Read journal

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • TRICARE
  • UnitedHealthcare

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Recognitions

  • American Urogynecology Society: Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2019 & 2018
  • Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford OB/GYN: 2019 & 2018
  • Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Stanford OB/GYN: 2019