Monday, September 22, 2014

            Marshall University physician achieves new certification in 
                                       subspecialty care for women

undefinedHUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Dr. Kevin J. Conaway, an associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has earned certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS), making him the only such credentialed physician in Huntington.

In 2013, FPMRS became the fourth subspecialty in obstetrics and gynecology joining maternal fetal medicine, reproductive endocrinology/infertility and gynecologic oncology.

Often referred to as "urogynecology," the subspecialty involves care of urinary tract dysfunction and disorders resulting from loss of support of the pelvic structures.    Specifically, Conaway treats patients for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence with surgical and non-surgical interventions.   The National Institutes of Health estimates one-third of women in the United States will experience pelvic disorders in their lifetime.

Conaway is board certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Class of 1991, and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Akron General Medical Center.

Conaway sees patients at Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology located at 1600 Medical Center Dr. in Huntington and also at Marshall Obstetrics and Gynecology in Teays Valley.

Appointments may be made by calling 304-691-1400 for the Huntington location and 304-691-1800 for the Teays Valley site.