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Doctor joins women's health team

November 25, 2019
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Emily English
Emily English. Courtesy Metro Health-University of Michigan Health

A health system in the area has added a new women's health doctor.

Metro Health-University of Michigan Health hired Dr. Emily English, a urogynecologist, to offer a new service line of urgogynocology, providing diagnosis and treatment for pelvic floor disorders, according to the system this month.

Roughly one in four women suffer from these disorders, which can result in incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic organ prolapse, according to Metro Health.

Metro Health hired English to address the growing need for these services in West Michigan.

She is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

English joins the Metro Health Women’s Health Center team that opened in 2018 at its Health Park East Campus in Grand Rapids, at 4055 Cascade Rd. SE.

“Pelvic floor disorders are very personal conditions that can have a significant negative impact on women’s day-to-day lives,” English said. “I’m here to work with women to improve their health, comfort and quality of life.”

English offers a variety of expertise and services: surgical and non-surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse (uterine and vaginal prolapse, cystocele, rectocele); urinary incontinence; overactive bladder; fecal incontinence; genitourinary fistulas; problems healing after childbirth; and mesh complications.

She specializes in native-tissue vaginal prolapse repair and also offers in-office procedures, including cystoscopy, bladder botox, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, pessary fitting, bladder installation and urodynamic testing.

English’s medical degree comes from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. She received further training in a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University Medical Center and a fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan Health System, now called Michigan Medicine.

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