(Board Certified in OB/GYN)
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Education & Training
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Cleveland Clinic (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)
Advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery, Fecal incontinence and defecatory dysfunction, Female pelvic floor disorders, Neuromodulation, Overactive bladder, Pelvic organ prolapse, Treatment of vaginal malformations, Urethral bulking, Urethral diverticula, Urinary incontinence, Vaginal mesh removal and management of mesh-related complications, Vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula
Triathlon and Travel
Frick AC, Barber MD, Paraiso MF, Ridgway B, Jelovsek JE, Walters MD. Attitudes Toward Hysterectomy in Women Undergoing Evaluation for Uterovaginal Prolapse. Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. 2013 Mar-Apr 19(2):103-109.
Paraiso MF, Jelovsek JE, Frick AC, Chen CC, Barber MD. Laparoscopic compared with robotic sacrocolpopexy for vaginal prolapse: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011 Nov;118(5):1005-13.
Frick AC, Barakhat EE, Stein RJ, Mora M, Falcone T. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic management of ureteral endometriosis. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2011 Jul-Sep;15(3):396-9.
Frick AC, Ridgeway B, Barber MD. Comparison of responsiveness of validated outcome measures after surgery for stress urinary incontinence. Journal of Urology. 2010 Nov;184(5):2013-7.
Solomon ER, Frick AC, Barber MD. Risk of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in urogynecologic surgical patients. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010 Nov;203(5):510.e1-4.
Frick AC, Walters MD, Larkin KS, Barber MD. Risk of unanticipated abnormal gynecologic pathology at the time of hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010 May;202(5):507.e1-4.
Frick AC, Drey EA, Diedrich J, Steinauer JE. Prior cesarean increases risk of second-trimester abortion complications. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010 Apr;115(4):760-764.
Frick AC, Paraiso MF. Laparoscopic management of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009 Sep;52(3):390-400.
Frick AC, Huang AJ, Van den Eeden SK, Knight SK, Creasman JM, Yang J, Ragins AI, Thom DH, Brown JS. Mixed urinary incontinence: greater impact on quality of life. Journal of Urology. 2009 Aug;182(2):596-600.
Frick AC, Falcone T. Robotics in gynecologic surgery. Minerva Ginecologica. 2009 Jun;61(3):187-99.
Ridgeway B, Frick AC, Walters MD. Hysteropexy. A review. Minerva Ginecologica. 2008 Dec;60(6):509-28.
Philosophy of Care
I feel privileged to work with women with urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and other pelvic floor disorders. I am dedicated to providing high-quality, patient-centered medical care. I work with each patient to clearly understand her problems as well as her specific goals, then devise a treatment plan that best fits her individual needs. I completed a three-year subspecialty fellowship in Urogynecology (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery), so am typically able to present patients a variety of treatment options.
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