The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology consists of seven obstetrician gynecologists, a nurse practitioner, and four midwives. The clinical activities of the Division are broad, reflecting the diversity of skill and interest within the Division. Areas of clinical responsibility include surgical and medical gynecology, minimally invasive surgery (including robotic surgery), general women's health, and general obstetrics. The Division has specific expertise and performs research in areas of menstrual disorders, dysplasia, pelvic pain, urogynecology, and colposcopy. The Division also provides support services to all divisions within the department and leads departmental undergraduate medical education (Student Obstetrics Clinic).
The department faculty practice, referred to as ECU Women's Physicians, is anchored within the division. Faculty of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology provide general obstetrical and gynecological services at this site. ECU Women's Physicians serves as the supporting practice for the obstetrical activities of the Certified Nurse Midwife program of the College of Nursing.
The Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology includes a section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, which offers surgical as well as non-surgical treatment of genital prolapse and urinary incontinence.
Evaluation and management of female urinary incontinence is an integral part of the pelvic reconstructive clinic in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. State of the art urodynamic testing is available including complex cytometrics, uroflow studies, urethral pressure profilometry, EMG and voiding analysis. Medical and surgical treatment is based on both the clinical and urodynamic evaluation. Surgical techniques for stress urinary incontinence include both transvaginal and transabdominal approaches. The latest transvaginal tape suspension procedures are utilized.