I am one of 3 Urogynecologists at MGH. Our Division provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment (non-surgical and surgical) for female pelvic floor problems, ie, pelvic organ prolapse and bladder control problems.
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA: A.B. 1978, Biology
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA: M.A. 1983, Biology
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ, Cleveland, OH: M.D.: 1983
OB/GYN residency: Univ of Calif at San Diego; 1983-1987
Dr. May Wakamatsu joined Mass General Hospital in 1990 and her practice is in Urogynecology (also known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery). She trained in Urogynecology under the guidance of the late Dr. David Nichols, an author and leader in the field of Urogynecology.
She evaluates and treats patients with bladder control problems, ie, urinary incontinence, and treats pelvic organ prolapse, ie, uterine prolapse, vaginal vault prolapse, anterior vaginal wall prolapse (cystocele) and posterior vaginal wall prolapse (rectocele). She uses non-surgical treatment programs such as pessaries, pelvic floor physical therapy and electrical stimulation for these conditions. If the condition can not be corrected by a non-surgical approach, Dr Wakamatsu will recommend the most appropriate surgical approach: vaginal, laparoscopic and/or robotic assisted surgery.
Dr Wakamatsu is also part of the MGH Female Pelvic Disorder Service which is a multi-disciplinary group made of Urogynecologists, Colo-rectal surgeons, Urologists, Gastroenterologists, and Physiatry. Many patients have problems in multiple organs and our Service is designed to address all of the problems together.
Her offices are at Mass General Hospital Boston, Yawkey Center, suite 4E, and Mass General West in Waltham.
My research interests are in trying to determine ways of preventing pelvic organ prolapse and bladder control problems and in determining the most effective and durable surgical procedures for these conditions.
May Wakamatsu, MD, director of the Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the various ways the service can help women with pelvic floor problems return to a normal lifestyle.
Nearly one-third of American women have one or more pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence or pelvic-organ prolapse. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Service at Mass General offers expert care and helps bring lasting relief to those suffering from a pelvic floor disorder.
Nearly one in three American women has one or more pelvic floor disorders, such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. The Pelvic Floor Disorders Service at Mass General offers a range of non-surgical and surgical options for treatment.
With the help of coordinated, multidisciplinary care provided by physicians in the MGH Pelvic Floor Disorder Service, 39-year-old patient Nicole Ortuno is once again living a normal, healthy life.
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