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Beri Ridgeway, MD graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a degree in Psychology and minors in Chemistry and Spanish Literature. She then spent the next two and a half years performing translational research on chronic neuropathic pain at UCSD.
Dr. Ridgeway attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and graduated at the top of her class. She was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as a student. She completed a four year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCSD. During residency she became interested in Urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Seeing improvements in her patient's quality of life after medical and surgical treatment of incontinence and prolapse motivated her to make this field her sub-specialty. Dr. Ridgeway completed a three year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Ridgeway has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and 7 book chapters and made numerous presentations at national meetings. Her research interests include surgical correction of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic floor disorders in young women, mesh-related complications, and surgical outcomes.
Dr. Ridgeway sees patients and operates at Main Campus and Fairview Hospital. She performs the majority of her procedures using minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopy, robotics, and vaginal surgery. She loves educating her patients on treatment options so that they can be empowered to make health care decisions. On a personal note, she lives in Rocky River, Ohio with her husband, Robert, and young sons, Jack, Charlie, and Evan.
urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, voiding dysfunction, combined urogynecologic and colorectal disorders urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery,advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted laparoscopy, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, voiding dysfunction, vulvar pain disorders
Robotic Surgery, console surgeon training, da Vinci Surgical System, 2007
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