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Specialized Perineal Care

Postpartum perineal injury can have a profound negative impact on quality of life. At Wake Forest Baptist Health, we are committed to providing comprehensive care to mother and baby before and after birth.

We have created a specialized perineal care service, staffed by experts in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, for women suffering from any vaginal trauma related to delivery. The primary objective is to aid in healing and recovery, and to provide information about future mode of delivery.

Women with the following complaints may benefit from evaluation:

  • Anal sphincter tear at delivery (3rd-and 4th-degree tears)
  • Acute breakdown of perineal tear/episiotomy repair
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Persistent granulation tissue
  • Persistent pain with intercourse
  • Accidental bowel leakage
  • Anatomic deformity of perineum or vagina
  • Persistent urinary leakage three months postpartum

To discuss a particular case, call our Physician’s Access Line (PAL®): 800-277-7654

To refer a patient to one of our physicians, please call: 336-716-4131

Matthews Catherine Ann

Catherine Ann Matthews, MD

Professor, Ob/Gyn and Urology, Pelvic Floor Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Parker-Autry Candace Yvonne

Candace Parker-Autry, MD

Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, Pelvic Floor Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

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Last Updated: 09-06-2016
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