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Nabila Noor, MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)

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Specialties
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Female pelvic reconstructive surgery
Languages spoken
English, Bengali, Hindi, Urdu

Dr. Noor's Locations

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Conditions Dr. Noor Treats

Services Dr. Noor Offers

  • Anterior Repair
  • Bladder Instillations
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystocele, Uretherocele Repair Anterior Colporrhaphy
  • Enterocele Repair
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
  • Pelvic Floor Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Therapy
  • Pelvic Prolapse Surgery (Colpocleisis, Colporrhapy)
  • Perieneotomy
  • Perineorrhaphy
  • Pessary Check
  • Pessary Insertion
  • Posterior Repair with Tissue/Mesh Augmentation
  • Pubo-Vesico-Urethral Suspension
  • Pubovaginal Sling Procedure
  • Rectocele Repair
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Vaginal Fistula
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sacrospinous Suspension
  • Single Port Robotic Surgery
  • Skene's Duct Cyst, Excision
  • Sub-Urethral Sling
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About Dr. Noor

Philosophy of care

My philosophy in medicine and in treating my patients is that we work as a team to develop a treatment plan that is evidence based and helps improve their quality of life. In my practice, most of the conditions I treat are not life-threatening but can significantly affect one's quality of life. I see a lot of women suffering from pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence, as well as a lot of young women suffering from injuries during child birth. Most of these conditions are very embarrassing for patients to discuss even with their physicians. Also many women live under the misconception that there are no treatment options for these conditions or that they are consequences of aging. I want my patients to know that there is help available and make them feel comfortable from the moment they walk into my office so that we are able to discuss their concerns in a safe environment. Every patient is different and that is why we need to individualize care according to the needs of each patient and their lifestyle. I love seeing their reactions when we discuss different treatment options that can help improve their condition. It is not uncommon that patients will come back to my office after a treatment or surgery and tell me, “I wish I had done this earlier".

Why I entered medicine

Growing up I was inspired by my grandfather who was a Professor of Medicine in my native country, Bangladesh. I knew I wanted to be in a profession where I could have an immediate impact on others. In high school, I really enjoyed science but I developed an interest in women's health during my education at Smith College which is an all-women's college. This ultimately led to me doing a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology which is an amazing amalgamation of medicine, surgery, and psychiatry focusing on a patient population I connect with effortlessly. I decided to further specialize in Urogynecology, also known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, because of the challenging nature of the specialty as one must possess surgical, laparoscopic, and robotic skills. Our field has evolved from surgical procedures that used large abdominal incisions to minimally invasive techniques using smaller incisions less than a centimeter that are barely visible after 6 weeks. Using these new technologies allows patients to have a faster recovery, less pain and blood loss, and fewer days in the hospital. Most of my patients go home the same day after surgery or stay only one night in the hospital. Patients are really benefiting from these new innovations. As a fellowship-trained urogynecologist and minimally invasive surgeon, I look forward to providing these options for my patients at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Community involvement

Since I was a fourth year medical student, I volunteered with a group of gynecological surgeons on a surgical trip to Bangladesh where we took care of women suffering from severe pelvic organ prolapse, some who coped with this condition for more than 10 years. It was during one of those trips that I decided to specialize in Urogynecology seeing firsthand the impact our treatment can have on a woman's life. Many of those women we took care of had been living in isolation or were ostracized by their communities because of misconceptions about their condition. A part of our work involved educating not only the patients but also their communities. Since 2011 our group, known as "A Stitch in Time," has made four trips to Bangladesh and we have operated on hundreds of women. In June 2018, I visited the island of Cape Verde to help women suffering from pelvic floor disorders. I have always been passionate about doing international work. Thankfully, my specialty enables me to take care of women both in the United States and abroad since pelvic floor disorders are a lot more common than we think. Fortunately, women are talking about these issues more and making an effort to get the care they need.

Personal interests

My husband and I love to travel, experience new cultures and meet new people. We are also big foodies and love to cook and try new ethnic cuisines. I also enjoy yoga and spending time with family and friends.

Education

Undergraduate
Smith College , BA - Biochemistry, 2006

Medical Training
Duke University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2011

Training

Internship 2011
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Residency 2012
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Fellowship 2015
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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