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Gunhilde Buchsbaum, MD

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Urogynecologist
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Rochester Medical Center

Urogynecologist Dr. Gunhilde Buchsbaum might be called a super sub-specialist because she combines two sub-specialities–Gynecology and Urology–into one. Certainly, many of her patients would agree that the term "super" applies to Dr. Buchsbaum because she has helped them when others may have written them off. Her staff just uses words like "personable," "thorough," "patient," and "ethical."

While Dr. Buchsbaum is an expert in the newest surgical techniques for urogynecology, the first component of her three-part philosophy of treatment is to choose conservative alternatives whenever that makes the most sense. Secondly, she spends time educating her patients to help them take an active role in choosing the treatment option that's right for them. She says that giving patients all the facts has the added benefit of relieving the fears they inevitably come in with. Finally, though she encourages her patients to take charge of their own treatment program, she doesn't just send them off with a set of orders. She and her staff help patients through every step of the process.

Dr. Buchsbaum is the only fellowship-trained, female urogynecologist in the Upstate area, specializing in evaluation and treatment of female urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, painful bladder, interstitial cystitis, recurrent urinary tract infections and post menopausal bleeding. In addition to managing a busy practice dedicated to patients with complicated conditions, she's an active clinical researcher and professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1997.

Dr. Buchsbaum is a graduate of St. Louis University Medical School and completed her residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Her fellowship training was completed at the University of Rochester. She was honored with the Resident Achievement -Award as "SLS Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon" by the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons in 1993 and was recognized with the Resident Teaching Award by the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Rochester in 1999. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and spoken at numerous national medical forums.

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