October 30, 2020
SP Robot for Women with Prolapse: 1st in Southern California
Ja-Hong Kim, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, along with her surgical team at the Center for Women’s Pelvic Health at UCLA, completed the first single-port robotic sacrocolpopexy surgery in September of 2020 for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, an uncomfortable condition that occurs in women when the tissue of the pelvic floor no longer support the pelvic organs (such as the uterus or bladder). These organs drop (prolapse) downward from their normal position and cause several issues. This new surgical approach requires only one incision, offering patients rapid recovery and improved cosmetic benefits. UCLA Urology is the first in Southern California to utilize this innovative technology for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. FDA approval for this use is pending.
October 10, 2019
New Center Addresses Women's Pelvic Health Concerns
Pelvic floor disorders are among the most common health concerns facing women, particularly as they age. But many women — whether out of embarrassment, a lack of awareness that their problem can be addressed or because their medical provider doesn’t bring it up — suffer in silence. However, when brought to the attention of experts, such conditions as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain or pelvic organ prolapse can be treated successfully. To better address the needs of women with these disorders, subspecialists from UCLA’s departments of urology and obstetrics and gynecology have established the UCLA Center for Women’s Pelvic Health. Vital Signs >
October 1, 2019
Dr. Amy Rosenman Receives PFD Research Foundation Award
The PFD Research Foundation, the official research foundation of The American Urogynecologic Society, recently recognized Dr. Amy Rosenman, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology, with the 2019 Donor of the Year Award. This annual award is given to an individual in recognition of commitment to the Foundation’s mission of transforming the lives of women through the support of innovative and effective research that advances the prevention, treatment, and cure of female pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Rosenman was the first president of the PFRF and served 8 years until it was on solid ground. It has granted over $1.5 million in funds and saved over $1 million in an endowment.
November 6, 2018
Dr. Christopher Tarnay, chief of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at UCLA Health, and a team of UCLA doctors, nurses and medical students, have been traveling to Mbarara Hospital annually for two-week surgical trips to treat up to 50 women each time. UCLA Newsroom >
Additional coverage: myscience.org
October 18, 2018
UCLA Urology Honors Two Physicians. Members of UCLA Department of Urology, philanthropists, friends and family gathered to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Shlomo Raz, distinguished professor emeritus, and his 44-year career at UCLA. Dr. Raz dedicated more than 50 years to the study and treatment of urological disorders, with an emphasis on female pelvic medicine. The event also honored donors to UCLA Urology who established the Shlomo Raz, M.D., Chair in Urology. Dr. Mark S. Litwin, chair of the UCLA Department of Urology and The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Chair in Urology, welcomed Dr. Victor Nitti, who will oversee the area of female pelvic medicine as the inaugural holder of the Shlomo Raz Chair. U Magazine >