Huggins, Melissa MD

Urogynecology

Huggins, Melissa MD

Urogynecology
Languages: English

About Me


Having the ability to empower women to improve their quality of life is what directed my path to the subspecialty of urogynecology. As the daughter of a teacher and a surgeon, I am motivated to provide the education and surgical expertise to guide patients to select their personalized treatment plan. Whether the plan is conservative (without surgery) or involves a minimally invasive operation, my approach is patient-driven.

Initially in my obstetrics and gynecology residency, I thought I would pursue the subspecialty of gynecologic oncology. However, my career path changed after spending a fellowship month at MD Anderson Cancer Center. There, I cared for women whose cancer treatments left them with urinary and bowel outcomes that were inoperable and created devastating quality-of-life challenges (such as urinary and fecal incontinence). Ultimately, I found that it is more inspiring for me to improve these quality-of-life issues for patients.

Conditions & Care

    • Urologic Gynecology
    • Urogynecology
    • Gynecology
    • Gynecologic Surgery
    • Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
    • Women's Health
    • Urogynecology
    • Pelvic Reconstruction
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • MonaLisa Touch Laser-MLT
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Female Incontinence
    • da Vinci Robotic Procedure-Gynecology
    • Bladder Botox for Incontinence
    • Vulva Atrophy
    • Vaginal Laxity
    • Vaginal Atrophy
    • Uterine Prolapse
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Sexual Discomfort
    • Recurring Urinary Tract Infections
    • Rectocele
    • Postmenopausal Procedures
    • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    • Painful Intercourse
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)
    • Dyspareunia
    • Cystocele
    • Constipation
    • Cancer Survivorship Care
    • Bowel Incontinence
    • Bladder Prolapse
    • Bladder Pain
    • Vaginal Reconstruction
    • Vaginal Hysterectomy
    • Urodynamic Testing
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Robotics
    • Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation
    • Pessary Fitting
    • Pelvic Relaxation
    • Pelvic Reconstruction
    • Pelvic Floor Relaxation Repair
    • Pelvic Floor Reconstruction
    • Operative Laparoscopy with Robotic Assistance
    • MonaLisa Touch Laser-MLT
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Labioplasty
    • Incontinence Surgery
    • Hysterectomy
    • da Vinci Robotic Procedure-Gynecology
    • Cystoscopy
    • Bladder Botox for Incontinence

Insurance Accepted

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Credentials

Certifications

  • Board Certification Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Subcertification Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Education & Training

  • Residency Kaiser Permanente Med Center
  • Fellowship Ostergard Female Urology and Gynecology Partnership
  • Medical School University of Kansas

Locations

2 Office Locations

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