- Produce well-rounded, independent surgeons who are able to offer vaginal and minimally invasive abdominal approach as well as non-surgical options to treat pelvic floor disorders.
- Educate fellows to utilize a multidisciplinary approach and work in a pelvic floor care team model (including colorectal surgery, physical therapy, pain management and urology).
- Teach management and cognitive skills essential for future researchers and educators
- Create a collaborative teaching and working atmosphere which promotes self-learning, long term fellows and faculty well-being and personal excellence.
Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper
The department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper University Health Care offers women a full range of advanced medical programs and services through all stages of life. All OB-GYN sub-specialists are board-certified and fellowship-trained, offering expert treatment options in many areas from the management of pregnancy and delivery, maternal fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, treatment of disorders of the reproductive system, to pelvic and sexual health. Cooper is distinguished as a state-designated Regional Perinatal Center, serving the region’s highest-risk patients in need of the most serious care.
Cooper’s division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery was established in the late 1990s and accredited in 2000 when the first fellow was accepted. The division has more than 5,000 patient visits and 400 surgeries per year. The division has trained fellows that have gone on to practice in many universities around the country.
The FPMRS team works closely with the divisions of urology, colorectal surgery, plastic surgery, and physical therapy to provide patients with access to comprehensive care that best meets their needs. Although Cooper University Hospital is the core teaching facility where patients are seen and surgeries are performed, urogynecologic care is provided at many of the surrounding community hospitals from central to southern New Jersey. Their two offices are located in Voorhees and Hamilton, in addition to The Jaffe Family Women’s Care Center, a fellow-run office in Camden where patients receive the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment modalities available.
Our division’s faculty is nationally recognized for their skills in vaginal reconstructive surgery and are considered key opinion leaders in FPMRS. They are all founders of international mission organizations that provide much needed care to women around the world. Former fellows have had the opportunity to provide mission work around the world, adding to the unique opportunities that continue to enhance our program.