Olivia O. Cardenas-Trowers, M.D., is a fellowship trained Urogynecologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida who specializes in treating female pelvic floor disorders. Dr. Cardenas-Trowers is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology and an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.
Her clinical expertise includes surgical management of:
- Pelvic organ prolapse: cystocele/enterocele/rectocele/uterine and vault prolapse
- Stress urinary incontinence: synthetic slings, office urethral bulking, Burch urethropexy, autologous slings
- Refractory overactive bladder treatment: sacral nerve modulation, tibial nerve therapy, bladder Botox (Botulinum toxin) injection
- Fistula repair: vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula
- Urethral diverticulum
- Abnormal uterine bleeding: hysteroscopy, minimally invasive hysterectomy including vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches
- Mesh and other surgical complications
- Management of obstetric anal sphincter lacerations
- Constricted or obliterated vagina.
Dr. Cardenas-Trowers earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, followed by a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Cardenas-Trowers is active in research and education. She has been awarded research funding and has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters. She is a national speaker and holds positions on several national committees including the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (SGS).
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Patient centered outcomes research
- Novel regenerative treatments for pelvic floor conditions
Mayo Clinic locations
Fellowship - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryUniversity of Louisville
Residency - Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Arizona
MDMeharry Medical College
BA - Human BiologyStanford University
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