The first of ten children, I have always been fascinated by the intricacy of femininity. A visit to a rural vaginal fistula repair center as a 3rd year medical student sealed my decision to become a Urogynecologist. I pride myself in having accumulated immense knowledge from practicing women’s pelvic health across three continents in the last 18+ years following my medical school graduation.
The passion for preservation of femininity and female sexuality has never been stronger than now, and as I look back to the last 18 years, I am both exhilarated and completely awed by the advances and strides the sub-specialty has made. I am really humble to be a part of it all.
The reason I persevered and finished my sub specialization in the area of Urogynecology can be summarized in the following quotation:
I am a woman, a wife and a mother. I am, in most ways, “every woman.” I carried four pregnancies, delivered four not small babies, and— by the reason of my profession— tend to hold my urine for very long hours. Needless to say, I look forward to menopause and life thereafter with both a sense of apprehension and curiosity.
My passion for what I do is almost palpable. I can relate directly with almost every patient of mine because I am a woman and I am no different.
I treat all my patients the way I love to be treated, or, even more so, the way I’d love my mother or sister to be treated: like a woman, a very special woman.
Restoring a patient’s bladder control or correcting her pelvic support defects, though sometimes technically challenging, continues to bring a smile to my face each time I see the finished product/outcome. Simply put, it is just wonderful to help a fellow woman reconnect with the most intimate part of her being, sexuality and happiness.
I continue to strive to stay on the forefront of Urogynecological and minimally invasive gynecological surgery—because I know my patients count on me.
I have successfully performed hundreds of pelvic reconstructive and anti-incontinence surgeries and have persistently brought back smiles to my patients’ faces. The latter is perhaps the most significant reason for my continued passion for what I have done for so many years and continue to do. The impact I am able to make to enhance the quality of the lives of these women is PRICELESS.
I am most happily married to my best friend, grade school sweetheart and colleague, and together we are raising our 4 wonderful children. We have made our home here on a farm in Oxford Florida. We both love farming and we grow our own vegetables, raise farm animals, and try to live as close to nature as possible. It’s off the good of this land that we are borrowing from our yet to come grandchildren. I also do enjoy reading a good novel whenever I can find the precious time but by far, my most love is cooking for my family.
I nickname my kitchen “The Backyard Garden Kitchen” and my outdoor dining area “The Best of All Worlds Diner.”
Very truly yours,
Dr. Uzoma Nwaubani