About Elise De, MD

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Doctor Elise De is Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Urology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of Neuro-Urology for Spaulding. She has fellowship training in Neuro-urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery from the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR), University of Texas Houston, and MD Anderson. She is Chair of the Education Committee of the International Continence Society.

Dr. De has published numerous articles and book chapters on voiding dysfunction, pelvic reconstruction, neurogenic bladder and pelvic pain, edited a surgical video atlas on pelvic floor reconstruction, and has delivered hundreds of presentations worldwide. Dr. De’s current research focuses on pelvic pain and voiding dysfunction. 

Dr. De has just co-published the patient-facing book Facing Pelvic Pain with contributions from 45 authors within 18 disciplines (Anesthesiology, Basic Science, Colorectal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Medicine, Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Patient Education, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, Psychology, Orthopedics, Pharmacology, Rheumatology, Sex Therapy, Urology, and Vascular Surgery). The authors have all communicated our best information on causes of and therapies for pelvic pain. It has 137 educational images. The aspiration is that it will reach patients who have not found help - and change the course of their pain. This book is available on Amazon and strongly recommended for anyone with pelvic pain. 

Dr. De's surgical practice focuses on native tissue repair for incontinence and prolapse, correction of mesh complications, urethral diverticulum, fistula, and options for neurogenic bladder.

If one would like to be seen by Dr. De, options include in-person or virtual new visit. In-person new visits can be scheduled with same-day cystoscopy and/ or urodynamic testing if indicated. Tasha can be reached at (857) 238-3838. Online 2nd opinions are also an option in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. Dr. De also sees patients through the international office. New patients will be asked to sign up for Patient Gateway and to complete the online history and symptom questionnaires prior to the visit. People with pelvic pain should request the "Treatment Map" so this can be completed prior to the visit. Thank you!

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Mass General Urology
165 Cambridge St.
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 857-238-3838
Fax: 617-726-6131

Medical Education

  • MD, UMASS Medical School
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center
  • Fellowship, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

American Board Certifications

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology, American Board of Urology

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  • Recent Publications:

    • De E Stern T: Facing Pelvic Pain: A Guide for Patients and their Family Members. Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy. https://www.facingpelvicpain.org/

    • Physical, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine in the Treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders. Arnouk, A., De, E.,Rehfuss, A.,Cappadocia, C., Dickson, S., Lian, F. Curr Urol Rep 2017 Jun 07
    • Female stress urinary incontinence and the mid-urethral sling: is obstruction necessary to achieve dryness? Dobberfuhl AD, De E JB World J Urol 2015-09-01
    • Options for independent bladder management in patients with spinal cord injury and hand function prohibiting intermittent catheterization. Sorokin, I., De, E. Neurourol. Urodyn. 2013 Oct 24
    • A prospective randomized double-blind trial of grape juice antioxidants in men with lower urinary tract symptoms. Spettel, S., Chughtai, B., Feustel, P., Kaufman, A., Levin, R. M., De, E. Neurourol Urodyn 2013 Mar
    • Pubovesical Fistula: A Rare Complication After Treatment of Prostate Cancer. Matsushita, K., Ginsburg, L., Mian, B. M., De, E., Chughtai, B. I., Bernstein, M., Scardino, P. T., Eastham, J. A., Bochner, B. H., Sandhu, J. S. Urology 2012 Aug
    • Combined diagnostic modalities improve detection of detrusor external sphincter dyssynergia. Spettel S, Kalorin C, De EISRN Obstet Gynecol 2011-01-01
    • Long-term outcomes and patient satisfaction of continent catheterizable limb and augmentation cystoplasty simultaneous with salvage prostatectomy. Zafirakis H, De EJB, Pisters LL, Westney OL Neurourol. Urodyn. 2010-01-01

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