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Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Beaumont Healthcare system offers an Obstetrics and Gynecology based Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) program. This fellowship is of 3 year duration. The fellowship is presently approved by the American College of Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOOG) and is being submitted for ACGME accreditation. The primary aim of our FPMRS fellowship is to train physicians to provide excellent clinical and surgical care to women with pelvic floor disorders based upon evidence, continue to innovate, be compassionate in the care of their patients and educate their colleagues about this constantly evolving field. Dr. Khandwala, a board-certified Ob/Gyn and FPMRS specialist is the program director and is supported by a multispecialty faculty that involves Urology, Colorectal and Gastroenterology. The fellowship covers different aspects of pelvic floor management and puts a strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine. Our fellowship provides for all aspects of education including all types of surgical management including in office procedures. It also includes mentoring and guiding Ob/Gyn residents from three local Ob/Gyn programs. This program is very strong in clinical cases and surgeries and research.

 

Program Mission

Our mission is to train Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellows to provide compassionate, extraordinary care to a diverse population. The Beaumont, Wayne FPMRS Fellowship Program is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience that prepares physicians to meet the demands of contemporary urogynecology practice in urban and suburban community hospitals. Our focus on women’s pelvic health, provides solutions for conditions that go unaddressed and sometimes misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed.  Our program places strong emphases on the value of evidence-based medicine and advancing clinical research.  Fellows learn to provide exceptional patient-centered care, contributing to the health and well-being of women throughout the community. We strive to retain our graduates to continue to serve our community.

Program AIMS

  • To prepare physicians for the practice of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) by teaching the skills, knowledge, and humanistic qualities that constitute the foundations of FPMRS.
  • To responsibly diagnose, treat, manage, and educate patients related to problems of high prevalence in the communities that we serve, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and anal incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.  
  • To provide progressive responsibility for and experience to enable effective management of clinical problems in FPMRS. 
  • To prepare graduates who are capable of autonomously practicing FPMRS, providing quality patient care.
  • To promote lifelong learning of new skills and knowledge by teaching how to assess and interpret medical evidence in the literature, and how to apply it to a single patient or population during their careers.
  • To teach the fellows the value and importance of clinical research and constantly ask the question: show-me-the-evidence. 
  • To prepare fellows to become leaders in this field and carry on the education and teaching to the next generation. 
  • To advocate for healthcare policies related to the advancement of women’s pelvic health

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