Urogynecology

Urogynecology is a subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that focuses on the pelvic floor, including conditions related to the bladder, vagina, rectum and uterus. At South Nassau Communities Hospital, we’ve brought together experts in this subspecialty to form the Women’s Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders.

Our physicians here are fellowship-trained in pelvic surgery, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and are among the first surgeons in the U.S. to be board-certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Our specialists also have additional training in gynecologic laparoscopy (an alternative to traditional surgery that uses smaller incisions, for quicker recovery), as well as computer-guided hysterectomy using the da Vinci® Surgical System, plus a special interest in outpatient care, including outpatient laparoscopy.

We commonly treat women with:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Fistulas, or opening between two organs, including from the vagina to the urinary tract (vesicovaginal fistula) or from the vagina to the rectum (colovaginal fistula)
  • Hysterectomy, including computer-guided surgery
  • Incontinence, both fecal (bowel) and urinary bladder
  • Noncancerous diseases of the reproductive system
  • Overactive bladder
  • Stress incontinence (when pressure on the bladder causes urine to leak)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vaginal or uterine prolapse, in which vaginal organs prolapse, or fall lower in the body, due to gravity or to pressure on the abdomen
  • Endometriosis

Meet Our Team

Alan D. Garely, MD, FACOG, FACS

Alan D. Garely, MD, FACOG, FACS
Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Urogynecology

Dr. Garely obtained his medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center. He completed fellowships in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Garely is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons.

Prior to joining South Nassau, Dr. Gress was Clinical Chief of the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Chief of Endoscopy and Interventional Endoscopy, an attending physician and a Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. He was also an attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY.

Olga Liberman, MD, FACOG, FACS

Olga Liberman, MD, FACOG, FACS

Dr. Liberman is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She is also one of the few surgeons in the U.S. that is board-certified in Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Liberman graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Biological Sciences from Hunter College in 1998, and obtained her Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College in 2002. She completed her residency at Stony Brook University Hospital and a fellowship in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Liberman is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Urogynecologic Society, American Association of Gynecologic Laparascopists and the International Continence Society.

 Salma Rahimi MD, SCM, FACOG

Salma Rahimi MD, SCM, FACOG

Dr. Rahimi is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She obtained a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, completed residency training in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY, and was fellowship-trained in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Rahimi specializes in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She was most recently an attending physician in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Mount Sinai Medical Center, where she is still affiliated. Dr. Rahimi has served in Santiago, Dominican Republic on several surgical missions with the “Saving Mothers” foundation, and was a recipient of the prestigious J. Robert Willson Research Award from Temple University School of Medicine.

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Common Conditions

Common Conditions

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Diagnosis & Treatment

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Urogynecology

Urogynecology

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