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Understanding Pelvic Floor Health in Women: Regaining Your Comfort & Confidence

Did you know one in three women will experience a pelvic floor disorder in her lifetime?

Although urinary incontinence is common and manageable, it’s a condition that requires medical advice and treatment. The severity can range from occasionally leaking when you cough or sneeze to having a strong, sudden urge before you reach the restroom. 

Tune into this virtual event with The Kensington White Plains and Columbia University Urogynecology Experts on women’s health and wellness. Our experts discuss important women’s health topics such as prolapse, bladder, and bowel problems; and most importantly, discuss solutions and treatments to help with these common, but often uncomfortable, women’s issues. In other words—this presentation will help you to wear those white pants again!

Meet The Experts

Dr. Yurteri-Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, is fellowship trained and board certified in urogynecology and obstetrics and gynecology. She completed her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. She then went to complete her fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center / MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to national work, she is the program director for the Regional NYC Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction Fellows course hosted yearly at Columbia with involvement from regional fellowships. Her surgical skills include all minimally invasive approaches with advance pelvic laparoscopy, daVinci Robotic Surgical system, vaginal, and cystoscopic surgery.

Svjetlana Lozo MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialized in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery (Urogynecology). Dr. Lozo completed her fellowship at University of Chicago and NorthShore University Health System. She provides patient centered medical and surgical care for women with urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fistula and pelvic floor trauma. Minimally invasive surgical approaches used in her practice are vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic and cystoscopic. Prior to her training in urogynecology, Dr. Lozo completed a Global Health fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as a master’s in public health at Harvard University. She is passionate about medical and surgical teaching locally and internationally, as well as utilizing a holistic approach to patient care. Dr. Lozo is actively involved in International Urogynecology Association, hoping to bring awareness to pelvic floor disorders both locally and internationally.

Helai Hesham, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialized in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). Dr. Hesham completed her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She provides individualized medical and surgical care for women with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, overactive bladder, fistula, pelvic floor trauma and pelvic pain. Surgically she utilizes minimally invasive techniques including vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic and cystoscopic surgery. Dr. Hesham is passionate about helping care for women both locally and abroad and has specialized in obstetric fistula care in sub-Saharan Africa as well as international surgical training which she will continue here at Columbia.

Nirupama Somasundaram, NP

Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC