Is Dr. Kumar a urogynecologist?
Dr. Kumar is a urologist, and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. She is also a certified menopause practitioner, certified by the North American Menopause Society. A urogynecologist refers to a doctor who has done a residency training in either gynecology or urology and then a special fellowship and board certification in “Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.” There is considerable overlap in what a urologist and a urogynecologist does, because both treat the urinary tract. Dr. Kumar will refer you to an FPMRS subspecialist if she feels you need a surgical procedure that only an FPMRS trained surgeon should do.
Does Dr. Kumar perform procedures in the office?
Yes, Dr. Kumar does Viveve, Mona Lisa Touch, Botox, cystoscopy, urethral dilations, biopsies, and injection of bulking agents or steroids in the office, using local anesthesia. If it is felt that a procedure for you would be better under stronger anesthesia, this can always be arranged.
What happens If I need to get in touch with office after hours?
If you are having a medical emergency, you should call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you have had a procedure with Dr. Kumar, she will instruct you on how to reach her directly.
If it is after hours and you have any questions about appointments, office hours, prescription refills, or administrative questions, please call back during normal business hours, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be assured the email and phone messages are checked frequently and will be returned. Please also be aware that information transmitted over email cannot be guaranteed to be secure and the most secure way of communicating is via the patient portal.