Mayo Clinic doctors trained in female reproductive systems (gynecologists and urogynecologists), urinary systems (urologists) and intestinal systems (colorectal surgeons) treat vaginal fistulas. Advantages of care at Mayo Clinic include:
- Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors perform more than 200 fistula repairs each year.
- Expertise. Doctors at Mayo Clinic help train new surgeons to do pelvic reconstructive surgery for women.
- Team approach. Integrated teams of doctors include gynecologists, urogynecologists, urologists and colorectal surgeons.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for gynecology in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for gynecology by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for gynecology by U.S. News & World Report.
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- Gebhart JB (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Jan. 29, 2014.