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Stephanie J. Kielb, MD
Dr. Kielb is a board-certified urologist with a subspecialty certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology). She is a professor of urology and the residency program director in the Department of Urology at Feinberg School of Medicine.
She is a recognized expert in voiding dysfunction and incontinence, having performed sacral neuromodulation and botulinum toxin injections for urinary leakage procedures since 2004. She also performs minimally invasive procedures for stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, including robotic surgery as well as native-tissue and mesh slings.
Dr. Kielb is the urologic director of the multidisciplinary adult spina bifida clinic at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, treating both men and women with neurogenic bladder. She is a founding member of the American Urological Association Working Group on Congenitalism and has published extensively on the needs and outcomes of this patient population. She manages adults with many other congenital genitourinary conditions, including cloacal exstrophy, sacral agenesis, urogenital sinus conditions, vaginal agenesis/atresia, and disorders of sexual differentiation.
Dr. Kielb also specializes in the treatment of urinary symptoms related to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurologic conditions, which affect urination. She has extensive surgical experience in complex reconstructive procedures, including bladder augmentation, mitrofanoff/monti procedures (catheterizable channels), ureteral reconstruction for ureteral strictures or injury including robotic ureteral reimplant, boari flap, psoas hitch, and ileal ureter construction for extensive ureteral strictures from radiation therapy. She also treats genitourinary fistulas, including vesicovaginal (between bladder and vagina), ureterovaginal (between the ureter and vagina), and enterovesical (between bowel and bladder).
She is on the Medical Board of the International Organization for Women and Development and has been traveling to Africa twice yearly with the organization to treat obstetric-related fistulas since 2012.
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