Dr. Cornella recalls the patients who receive care at Mayo Clinic Arizona and shares the aspects he most enjoys about treating patients at this facility.
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Urinary Incontinence Treatment at Mayo Clinic The type of patients who receive care at the Mayo Clinic are a variety of individuals seeking tertiary care. We are a subspecialty organization. We do have community internal medicine and primary internal medicine, but the majority of specialties go the breadth of medicine. All patients can come to the Mayo Clinic. They simply need to go to MayoClinic.org or call the clinic directly to seek an appointment and there are specialists who help them in terms of the appointment process. My subspecialty is uro-gynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. In that specialty we address issues of female urinary incontinence, prolapse, reconstruction of the vagina for patients who may have congenital disorders and a variety of pelvic floor issues. My mentor, Dr. Raymond Lee at Mayo Clinic was very instrumental in developing my interest in terms of treating patients who have these issues. It’s very gratifying to be able to help patients who have prolapse or urinary incontinence. It’s an extremely common issue and the incidents and prevalence is increasing due to changes in demographics. Thus, it’s exciting to be able to help patients with minimally invasive surgery and it’s exciting to have a fellowship program where we treat fellows to manage these patients and to do research in pelvic floor dysfunction. Our research interests have furthered the science in terms of healing and additional use of materials in reconstructive surgery.