Pelvic Medicine and Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgery

Pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery include medical treatment and surgical intervention to restore form and function to the pelvic floor or the genitourinary tract. City of Hope is unique among most medical centers in the region in that we bring together specialists from all aspects of these distinctive specialties. Our care team has the knowledge and expertise from diverse disciplines to deliver the best care to our patients, including urology, benign urology, gynecology, neurology, and colorectal surgery to address pelvic floor disorders, neurogenic bladder, urethral stricture disease, and complex voiding dysfunction. 

Physicians in this specialty comprise urologists and urogynecologists. These providers treat patients with a wide diversity of conditions that affect the pelvic floor. These include the after-effects of treatment for cancer (e.g., surgery and radiation) as well as spinal cord injuries, trauma and aging, such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. Learn about our complex pelvic reconstruction program.

City of Hope offers a wide variety of treatments, including pelvic floor physical therapy, tissue grafts, native tissue repairs and robotic surgery, Our treatment programs aim to provide patients with even the most complex conditions the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives. Often, our surgeons can perform pelvic floor reconstructions at the same time as surgical removal of malignancies, eliminating the need for multiple operations.

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Our Pelvic Medicine Team

Claire Burton, M.D.
Claire Burton, M.D.
Urogynecologist; Reconstructive Pelvic Surgeon

Dr. Burton’s specialties include male and female voiding dysfunction, incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, bladder neck obstruction, bladder and uterovaginal prolapse, rectocele, female genitourinary reconstruction, urethral diverticulum and urinary tract fistula. 

Kevin G. Chan, M.D.
Urologic Surgeon; Head, Reconstructive Urology

Kevin Chan, M.D., is a urologic surgeon specializing in bladder cancer and surgical treatment of male urinary incontinence.

Meet Urogynecologist Christopher P. Chung, M.D.

Christopher Chung, M.D., is a urogynecologist and an associate clinical professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. He sees patients in Duarte and Arcadia, California.

Meet Dr. Seth A. Cohen
Seth A. Cohen, M.D.
Urologic Surgeon; Urogynecologist

Seth Cohen, M.D., is a urologic surgeon with a focus on female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at City of Hope's community practice sites in Orange County.

Kai Dallas, M.D.
Kai Dallas, M.D.
Urologic Surgeon

Kai Dallas, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery at City of Hope.

Humberto Villarreal

Humberto Villarreal, M.D., is a urologic surgeon in the Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology and Department of Surgery at City of Hope.