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Surgeon Earns Additional Certification in Women's Medicine and Surgery

Ted M. Roth, M.D., of the Women's Health Center and the Central Maine Medical Center Bladder Control Center in Lewiston, has achieved certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Roth is part of the inaugural class of this new board certification jointly granted by the American Board of Urology and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Roth is one of a handful of doctors in Maine with this expertise.

This specialty, also known as urogynecology, is concerned with the care of women with pelvic floor dysfunction and addresses such problems as fecal and urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic pain disorders, and voiding dysfunction.

The pelvic floor consists of 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, repeated heavy lifting, chronic disease or previous surgery. Women who have pelvic floor dysfunction may experience a variety of problems.

Roth is director of the Bladder Control Center and chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Central Maine Medical Center, where he has practiced since 2005. Prior to his move to Maine, Roth was an assistant professor with the Division of Gynecologic Specialties at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., Roth earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, N.Y. He completed his post-graduate training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

Roth continues to contribute to the urogynecologic surgery research literature and present at national meetings. He has written several book chapters on the surgical management of female urogynecologic problems.

He practices in association with gynecologists Michael T. Drouin, M.D., and Susan W. Gaylord, M.D., and nurse practitioner Kathleen R. Coleman, N.P., at 287 Main Street Plaza, Suite 201, in Lewiston. The practice can be reached at 795-7180.