Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber
Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men & women’s sexual wellness.
What Dr. Eilber Can Say about
Two Pelvic Floor Issues:
Statistically speaking, one in eleven women will have surgery for a pelvic floor disorder in her lifetime. Pelvic floor disorders include conditions such as incontinence and prolapse. And while one in eleven women will have surgery, approximately 50% of American women experience urinary incontinence in their lifetime. The main risk factor for incontinence or prolapse is vaginal delivery . . . and yet not many women know this.
- Incontinence. Incontinence is any involuntary loss of urine. Stress urinary incontinence is loss of urine with an activity that puts pressure on the abdominal cavity such as leakage with coughing, laughing, etc. Some studies indicate that stress incontinence affects up to 35% of women.
- Prolapse. Prolapse is when the pelvic organs “fall” such as a fallen bladder, also known as cystocele, or falling uterus. Up to 50% of women have some degree of prolapse on routine physical exams, but only 3-6% of these women have symptoms and/or are bothered by the prolapse.
- Incontinence and prolapse do not have an impact on life expectancy, but they can have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life.
Interview: Dr. Karyn Eilber
Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist with sub-specialty board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and has over 20 years of experience taking care of women’s most intimate needs. She is an Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is the Associate Program Director for the Cedars-Sinai Urology Residency Training Program. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Eilber served at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Urology Department, where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment.
Dr. Eilber’s research focus has been in the field of urogynecology, and she has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. In addition to being a member and past president of the Los Angeles Urologic Society, Dr. Eilber is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital reconstruction, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Women in Urology. She is also a Founding Medical Partner of Doctorpedia.
Dr. Eilber earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, Riverside, which was an accelerated 3-year premedical program that allowed her to matriculate into the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine (UCLA). She completed a general surgery internship, urology residency, and female pelvic medicine fellowship at UCLA.
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