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Gynecology Subspecialties

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Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

The Division of Gynecology Subspecialties includes the following subspecialties: 

  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) 
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain 
  • Oncofertility (Fertility Preservation) 
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)  is a specific area of medicine that evaluates and treats problems within the pelvic floor. Usually, a weakening or tearing of the muscles and ligaments in the pelvic floor cause a number of problems that require medical and surgical treatment. Our expert physicians are specially trained to provide the best service available for your pelvic needs.

For patient appointments: 859-323-0005

Conditions treated

• Pelvic organ prolapse
• Urinary and fecal incontinence
• Overactive bladder
• Fistula
• Complications related to previous mesh placement

Clinic location

UK Women’s Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
125 E. Maxwell St., Suite 140
Lexington KY 40508


Rudy Tovar, MD  

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Pelvic Pain offers surgical and medical management of pelvic pain, fibroids and endometriosis through minimally invasive surgical technique to include laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Our expert physicians partner with the patient to develop treatment plans that are designed to best fit the patient’s needs and condition.

For patient appointments: 859-323-0005

Conditions treated

• Heavy bleeding
• Chronic pelvic pain
• Endometriosis
• Fibroids

Clinic location

UK Women’s Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
125 E. Maxwell St., Suite 140
Lexington KY 40508


Mark Hoffman, MD 

Oncofertility (Fertility Preservation)

 Our oncofertility specialist in Oncofertility (Fertility Preservation) provides consultation to pediatric, adolescent and adult cancer and blood disorders patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation that will impair fertility. Our specialist works closely with colleagues in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), the Markey Cancer Center and the pediatric oncology team at Kentucky Children’s Hospital to preserve the fertility and reproductive health of patients of all ages and genders. Consultation prior to initiation of therapy allows implementation of the best fertility preservation options and is recommended. Patients are seen throughout the course of their treatment as options may remain available. Late effects of therapy on hormone function and reproductive health are also addressed.

For patient appointments: 859-218-4431

Clinic locations

Adult Patients
Markey Cancer Center
Whitney-Hendrickson Building
800 Rose St.
Lexington KY 40536

Pediatric Patients
DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic
Kentucky Clinic
2nd Floor, Room L230
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284


Leslie Appiah, MD 

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology offers specialized reproductive care for patients from birth through age 21. Our physicians are fellowship trained in caring for the unique needs of younger patients. Examinations and procedures are tailored to ensure comfort in the pediatric, adolescent and young adult patient.

We offer a wide variety of treatments and services.

For patient appointments: 859-323-0005

Pediatric services

We specialize in the treatment of many conditions commonly seen in younger children including:
• Vulvovaginitis – irritation or infection with or without associated discharge
• Prepubertal bleeding – bleeding before the normal age of menstruation
• Labial adhesion – a common condition in prepubertal females that sometimes blocks urine flow 
• Lichen sclerosus –whitening of the skin of the genitalia which is associated with pain, itching, blistering and scarring if left untreated
• Vulvar and vaginal trauma

Adolescent and young adult services

We specialize in the treatment of many conditions commonly seen in teenage and older patients including:
• Ovarian cysts and benign ovarian masses – fluid-filled sacs formed on the ovaries
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
• Abnormal uterine bleeding
• Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
• Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) – a hormonal disorder of women of reproductive age, sometimes causing menstrual irregularity and excessive facial and body hair growth
• Sexually transmitted infections (STI)
• Pelvic pain and endometriosis
• Primary ovarian failure
• Early and delayed puberty
• Contraception
• Vulvar ulcers

Our team also provides specialized care for patients with conditions that span all age groups to include the following:
• Oncofertility (fertility preservation)
• Surgical correction of congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract
• Disorders of sexual differentiation
• Gender identity disorder
• Minimally invasive surgical technique

Clinic locations

UK Women’s Health Obstetrics and Gynecology
125 E. Maxwell St., Suite 140
Lexington KY 40508

Kentucky Clinic
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536

UK Polk-Dalton Clinic
217 Elm Tree Lane
Lexington KY 40507


Leslie Appiah, MD 
Wendy Jackson, MD 

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