About Dr. Romanzi

Dr. Lauri Romanzi is a recon­structive pelvic surgeon and urogynecologist with 25 years of clinical and academic experience. Associate Professor of Gynecology at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College since completing her reconstructive pelvic surgery and urogynecology fellowship, her clinical research includes Kegel exercise scoring, the effect of prolapse on bladder function, the durability of prolapse repair comparing uterine resuspension – hysteropexy to hysterectomy-based repair, vesico-vaginal fistula repair, urethral diverticulum, and labiaplasty technique. She serves on the fistula subcommittee of the International Urogynecology Association, is a char­ter member of the New York-based Society International Humanitarian Surgeons, reviews for several   medical journals and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Gender Specific Medicine.

Dr. Romanzi  pioneered a scar-free, uterus-preserving (hysterectomy-free) technique of uterine pro­lapse repair called vaginal uterosacral uterine resuspension, and was the first surgeon in Manhattan to perform minimally invasive sling procedure for urinary incontinence.  Her book on pelvic organ prolapse, Plumbing and Renovations, gives readers the inside scoop on the latest in uterine resuspension and hysteropexy data for women with pelvic organ prolapse who  want to avoid  hysterectomy.  For more information please visit www.plumbingandrenovations.com.

Dr. Romanzi advocates pelvic fitness for all women, through Kegel exercise and pelvic floor toning that improves sexual pleasure, reduces laxity and restores bladder and bowel function. Kegel exercise fitness treatments fit every lifestyle,

Her charitable works include volunteer fistula repair surgery with the International Organization for Women and Development in Niger, serving as visiting professor at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center in Tanzania, and performing reconstructive surgery and fistula repair at Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo through Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s program to relieve human suffering in war and disaster.  To learn more about these programs please visit

www.panzihospitalbukavu.org

www.nigerfistula.org

http://www.kcmc.ac.tz

http://www.nysihs.org

Dr. Romanzi has two children in college and lives and works in Manhattan.