About Milena Weinstein, MD

Milena Weinstein, MD, joined the division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008 after completion of fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She completed medical school and Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at University of California Los Angeles.

Dr. Weinstein evaluates and treat patients with a complex pelvic floor disorders including urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, which can include uterine prolapse, vaginal vault prolapse, anterior vaginal wall prolapse (cystocele) and posterior vaginal wall prolapse (rectocele). She also sees patients with mesh-related complications (mesh erosion, mesh exposure), urogenital fistula and other pelvic floor issues.

She is a member of the Mass General Pelvic Floor Disorders Service, a multidisciplinary group comprised of pelvic reconstructive surgeons, colorectal surgeons, urologists, gastroenterologists and physical therapists. The service provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, including minimally-invasive surgeries such as vaginal, laparoscopic and/or robotic assisted surgeries. The service holds regular multidisciplinary conferences to discuss discuss and coordinate the care of patients with complex and combined pelvic floor disorders

Dr. Weinstein has served on multiple national committees at American Urogynecolgic Society (AUGS). She also has been trained in three-dimensional pelvic floor ultrasound. She teaches on pelvic floor ultrasound nationally and uses pelvic floor ultrasound for research and to assist with diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Weinstein sees patients at Mass General West in Waltham and at Mass General Boston, in Suite 4E in the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care. Dr. Weinstein performs surgery at the Mass General Boston and Danvers facilities.

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Locations

Gynecology Department - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
857-238-8496
Fax: 617-724-5843

Mass General Waltham - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
52 Second Ave.
Suite 515
Waltham, MA 02451
857-238-8496
Fax: 781-487-3870

Medical Education

  • MD, David Geffen School of Medicine @ UCLA
  • Residency, UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship, UC San Diego Medical Center

American Board Certifications

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

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Publications

  • Selected publications include:

    Hicks CW, Weinstein MM, Wakamatsu M, Savitt L, Pulliam S, Bordeianou L.  In patients with rectoceles and obstructed defecation syndrome, surgery should be the option of last resort. Surgery. 2014 Apr; 155(4):659-67.

    Kim YS, Weinstein MM, Raizada V, Jiang Y, Bhargava V, Rajasekaran MR, Mittal RK. Anatomical disruption and length-tension dysfunction of anal sphincter complex muscles in women with fecal incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Nov; 56(11):1282-9. 

    Hicks CW, Weinstein MM, Wakamatsu MM, Pulliam SJ, Savitt L, Bordeianou L. Are Rectoceles the cause of the result of obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS)? A prospective anorectal physiology study. Colorectal Dis. 2013 Aug; 15(8):993-9.

    Alperin M, Weinstein MM, Kivnick S, Menefee S.  A Randomized Trial of Prophylactic Uterosacral Ligament Suspension at the time of Hysterectomy for Prevention of Vaginal Vault Prolapse (PULS): design and methods. Contemp Clin Trials 2013 Jul:35(2):8-12.

    Clemens JL, Weinstein MM, Guess MK, Alperin M, Moalli P, Gregory WT, Lukacz ES, Sung VW, Chen BC, Bradley CS. Impact of the 2011 FDA Transvaginal Mesh Safety Update on AUGS Members’ Use of Synthetic Mesh and Biologic Grafts in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2013; 19(4):191-198.

    Lau T, Weinstein MM, Wakamatsu MM, Macklin EA, Pulliam SJ. Low back pain does not improve with surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. Int Urogynecol J. 2013 Jan;24(1):147-53.