Melissa Huggins, MD

huggins-melissa Dr. Huggins, a native of Kansas City, attended The University of Kansas for her undergraduate and medical school education. She is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and was a Felix Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Under the direction of Donald Ostergard, MD, a pioneer in the field of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, she continued her training.

At the Ostergard Female Urology and Gynecology Partnership in Southern California she completed her three-year urogynecology fellowship in 2005.

She has enjoyed aspects of both private and academic practice since completing her training 10 years ago. She has held academic appointments at the University of California, The University of Illinois and The University of Kansas, where she has been involved in fellowship, resident and medical student education. She has received numerous teaching awards from Stanford Medical Center, as well as the University of Illinois. Dr. Huggins has been nationally recognized for her patient-centric care, and remains strongly motivated by her desire to maximally restore quality of life to her patients.

Dr. Huggins treats a broad range of pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, voiding and pelvic floor dysfunction, painful bladder syndromes, chronic cystitis and bowel incontinence. Her training had an emphasis on traditional suture repairs without mesh. She offers these non-mesh options as part of her minimally invasive techniques for prolapse repair. She has incorporated mesh removal into her practice for patients suffering from chronic pain related to these repairs. Since 2011 she has incorporated BOTOX® bladder injections into her office practice for refractory incontinence.