In both the second and third year, a 5 week rotation in Urogynecology is provided. Residents work daily under the direction of a urogynecologist. Techniques of vaginal reconstruction, bladder neck suspension, correction for urinary and rectal incontinence comprise the fundamentals of this rotation. Residents have the opportunity to participate in an office evaluation weekly including formal urodynamic studies as well as participating in surgery for these patients.
Highly regarded as one of the outstanding rotations at Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, many residents elect to take their fourth year elective time and further hone their vaginal operative skills in this rotation.
Fourth year electives are available for visiting student physicians.