As a board-certified urogynecologist, Dr. Christopher Walker has extensive experience in a number of conditions unique to women’s pelvic health. In addition to all matters dealing with reproductive health and issues that a woman would go to a gynecologist for — such as annual pap smears, fibroids and heavy periods — he also treats stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), conditions that affect many women after childbirth.
But what sets Walker apart is his talent as laparoscopic surgeon. He is a certified robotic surgeon who uses cutting-edge robotic technology.
He is one of the few doctors with extensive experience surgically removing problematic transvaginal mesh and reconstructing damaged tissues in the vagina. He typically sees several women with mesh issues daily and works with a team of surgeons and therapists to help these women regain their lives after the devastating complications of mesh.
According to Walker, it isn’t uncommon for in-growth of surgical mesh to damage 80 percent of the vaginal wall. He favors the use of biologic human skin grafts to reconstruct the sensitive tissues of the pelvic area following the destruction mesh can cause. His patients have a phenomenal rate of success with treatment.
Walker received his medical degree from the University of the West Indies. Prior to moving to the United States, he practiced family medicine in Jamaica. After he moved to the states, he studied at the University of Texas and completed his OB/GYN residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He studied there under internationally renowned urogynecologist Dr. Kermit Krantz.
Walker honed his skills as a laparoscopic surgeon and focused on complex gynecologic reconstructive surgery. Currently he specializes in evaluating and treating numerous pelvic-floor disorders. At his office at UroGynSpecialists of Florida, he has a team dedicated to serving women suffering from complications of transvaginal-mesh implants.
Although he is an experienced surgeon, Walker is also an advocate for preventative care and provides many non-surgical options including muscle-relaxing injections and pelvic-floor therapy.
He has won research awards and published many of his articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. As a member of many professional organizations, he stays up to date on the latest developments in his field.
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