By Sasha P. RinconDr. Charu Dhingra is a gynecologic surgeon who prides herself on educating her patients and partnering with them on their road to well-being. Her commitment to offering extensive education to each patient on their many available treatment options, in addition to supporting a patient’s optimal treatment choice, is at the cornerstone of her healthcare philosophy that she feels resonates with her patients.
“Women are most comfortable when they understand all the options available to them. For me, one of the most gratifying parts of my work is that the women under my care are involved in all aspects of their medical decision making,” Dr. Dhingra said.
Her expertise in uro-gynecology, the study and treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women, is supplemented by her integral role in a research team that is on the leading edge of the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Staying on the pulse of medical and technological advances in this field, she points to the following as a sign of progress that is directly benefiting her patients: minimally invasive surgery which allows patients a quicker recovery time with a significantly lower amount of pain and less trauma to the body.
“Ninety-five percent of our patients go home the same day if they have a surgery with one of our physicians,” Dr. Dhingra said.
As a Cornell University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine alum, Dr. Dhingra boasts a note-worthy academic background. Her post-doctoral training included one year of surgery, four years of OB-GYN residency, and three years of additional fellowship training in uro-gynecology/female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in Philadelphia.
According to Dr. Dhingra, an office visit to a well-trained physician might improve the quality of life significantly. Incontinence is common, but not normal. If there is pelvic or bladder pain, pelvic organ prolapse, problems emptying the bladder or rectum, urinary and fecal incontinence, painful intercourse and other conditions; it’s crucially important to address it with the doctor. Seeking (or being referred to) an uro-gynecologist when experiencing these problems or the need for special expertise in minimally invasive gynecology and vaginal surgery can make all the difference.
According to Dr. Dhingra, very few physicians in Las Vegas offer the expertise to provide care to women with pelvic floor dysfunction. It is the muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, and nerves that help support and control the rectum, uterus, vagina, and bladder. The pelvic floor can be damaged by childbirth, being overweight, repeated heavy lifting and chronic disease or surgery.
An advocate of the community, she along with WellHealth Women’s Specialty Care participates yearly with the March of Dimes. Dr. Dhingra also enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and taking time out for yoga. Her love for travel coupled with her ongoing dedication to medicine includes traveling to rural areas of Africa and India on medical missions.
When asked, what does she enjoy most about her work, Dr. Dhingra summarizes it best by saying, “As a surgeon and physician I am committed to excellence in my practice and personal life,” evoking her benchmark standard as a medical professional.Charu Dhingra – WellHealth Quality Care Center Las Vegas Minimally Invasive Surgery Credentials: M.D.
Medical Specialty: Uro-gynecology (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)