Female Urology

Female urologic disorders can be debilitating, inconvenient, and difficult to discuss for our female patients. Our urologists understand the highly sensitive nature of these issues, and are committed to your physical and emotional comfort.

Because more than one PFD can occur simultaneously, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and fecal incontinence, at Yale Urology our multidisciplinary team includes urologists, uro-gynecologists, gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, radiologists, and nurse practitioners who work together to identify and treat your pelvic floor disorder (PFD). 

We understand that your PFD is having a big impact on your daily life, and we are committed to working with you, understanding your personal experience with PFD, and arriving at the best possible treatment options for you—to help you get your life back.

Innovative and Minimally Invasive Treatments

Our state-of-the-art facilities can provide the convenience of on-site diagnostic procedures, helping our team develop an informed treatment plan. And if that plan should include surgery, we prioritize minimally-invasive procedures to help reduce your recovery time. We believe that the simplest, least invasive treatment options for PFDs should be tried first. Treatment approaches will be tailored to your specific needs and may include pelvic floor physical therapy, self-management strategies, medications, and/or surgery.  

If surgery is necessary, we are committed to helping you to thoroughly understand every aspect of the process and to answer all of your questions. Our surgeons are highly skilled in both traditional and minimally invasive surgeries, including robotic and trans-vaginal surgeries.  Our physicians are knowledgeable regarding the latest treatments and seek to improve our treatments through research.  

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Toby C. Chai, MD

Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urinary Bladder Fistula; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms; Urinary Bladder, Neurogenic; Ureteral Obstruction; Urinary Diversion; Urinary Fistula; Urinary Incontinence; Urinary Incontinence, Stress; Urinary Tract Infections; Urodynamics; Urology; Women's Health; Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; Urinary Bladder, Overactive; Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

Harris E. Foster, Jr, MD

Professor of Urology

Clinical Interests

Hematuria; Urinary Incontinence; Cystitis, Interstitial; Cystocele

M. Maher, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

Marianne G. Passarelli, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology

Clinical Interests

Urinary Bladder Diseases; Urethral Diseases; Urinary Tract Infections; Urination Disorders; Urologic Diseases; Pelvic Floor Disorders

Leslie M. Rickey, MPH, MD

Associate Professor of Urology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences