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Joseph Robert Panza, M.D.

Joseph Robert Panza, M.D.

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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urogynecology

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Contact

Appointment (585) 487-3400

Locations

Pelvic Health & Continence Specialties

500 Red Creek Drive, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14623

About Me

Throughout Dr. Panza's career he has gained a detailed understanding of women’s pelvic floor disorders and how to treat them using both conservative and surgical management. He takes a detailed, step-by-step, and if necessary, collaborative approach working with related fields including urology, ge...
Throughout Dr. Panza's career he has gained a detailed understanding of women’s pelvic floor disorders and how to treat them using both conservative and surgical management. He takes a detailed, step-by-step, and if necessary, collaborative approach working with related fields including urology, general gynecology, colorectal surgery, and gastroenterology to treat these issues. He has a strong skill set using a variety of surgical approaches to treat pelvic floor disorders including vaginal, laparoscopic, open, and robotic techniques. He is also very comfortable with therapies for urinary and fecal incontinence including Botox injections, midurethral slings, urethral bulking, and sacral neuromodulation. Dr. Panza's specific clinical interests include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence (stress and urge), overactive bladder, fistulas, pelvic mesh complications, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. He enjoys teaching and working with fellows, residents, and medical students. His research interests are broad and include quality improvement projects such as enhancement of health care delivery systems, as well as the comparison of surgical techniques and outcomes, the urinary microbiome and how it relates to urinary tract infections, and surgical videos. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, children (8 year-old twins and 1 year old son), and Chihuahua, Jersey. He also enjoy being outdoors, listening to and playing music, and home improvement projects.

Professional Background

Dr. Panza's training started at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ where he completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashv...
Dr. Panza's training started at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ where he completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. While there, he also pursued course work in Biostatistics and Biomedical Ethics, earning his fellowship degree with distinction in Biomedical Ethics. This training has given him the experience necessary to treat pelvic floor dysfunction and the research experience to help impact the future of the field. He is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology in both General Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology).

Certified Specialties

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical School (USA). 2017 - 2020

Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, St. Barnabas Medical Center. 2014 - 2017

Internship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, St. Barnabas Medical Center. 2013 - 2014

Education

MD | St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada). 2013

Awards

Gold Humanism Honors Society.

Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Fellow Scholar.

Iota Epsilon Alpha Medical Honors Society Member.

Second Year Resident Teaching Award.

Chief Resident for medical student education and recruitment.

Research

Dr. Panza's research interests include surgical outcomes, enhanced recovery pathways, urodynamics, and quality improvement in the field of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery as well as other aspects of gynecologic surgery. He has published in various national and international journals...
Dr. Panza's research interests include surgical outcomes, enhanced recovery pathways, urodynamics, and quality improvement in the field of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery as well as other aspects of gynecologic surgery. He has published in various national and international journals on these subjects. Some of his budding research interests include the urinary microbiome and recurrent urinary tract infections.

Publications

Journal Articles

The prevalence of hyperglycemia and its association with perioperative outcomes in gynecologic surgery: a retrospective cohort study.

Chaves KF, Panza JR, Olorunfemi MA, Helou CM, Apple AN, Zhao Z, Sorabella LL, Dumas SD, Adam RA, Prescott LS

Perioperative medicine.. 2023 June 212 (1):19. Epub 06/02/2023.

AUGS-IUGA Joint clinical consensus statement on enhanced recovery after urogynecologic surgery.

International urogynecology journal.. 2022 September 25 Epub 09/25/2022.

Success of Concomitant Versus Interval Slings for Prevention and Treatment of Bothersome de Novo Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Fitzgerald JJ, Soriano A, Panza J, Hoke TP, Desai SP, Artsen AM, Andiman SE, Antosh DD, Gutman RE

Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery.. 2022 April 128 (4):194-200. Epub 09/22/2021.

Sacral neuromodulation for symptomatic chronic urinary retention in females: do age and comorbidities make a difference?

High RA, Winkelman W, Panza J, Sanderson DJ, Yuen H, Halder GE, Shaver C, Bird ET, Rogers RG, Danford JM

International urogynecology journal.. 2020 September 9 Epub 09/09/2020.

Prolapse of Colonic Neovagina After Vaginoplasty for Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma Treated With Modified Altemeier Procedure.

Fechter C, Panza J, Hopkins MB, Biller D

Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery.. 2020 September 8 Epub 09/08/2020.

A multicenter retrospective cohort study comparing urethral diverticulectomy with and without pubovaginal sling.

Bradley SE, Leach DA, Panza J, Sassani J, Escobar C, Ogorek J, Jackson E, Hudson P, Hamner JJ, Smith PE, Schroeder M, Zeymo A, Wyman AM, Gutman RE

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.. 2020 August 223 (2):273.e1-273.e9. Epub 06/03/2020.

Sacral neuromodulation for overactive bladder in women: do age and comorbidities make a difference?

High RA, Winkelman W, Panza J, Sanderson DJ, Yuen H, Halder G, Shaver C, Bird ET, Rogers RG, Danford JM

International urogynecology journal.. 2020 June 25 Epub 06/25/2020.

Compliance and outcomes after implementation of an enhanced recovery surgical protocol in older women undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery.

Panza J, Prescott L, Sorabella L, Dumas S, Helou C, Adam R

Journal of perioperative practice. 2020 April 17 :1750458920907885. Epub 04/17/2020.

Influence of the urethral pressure transducer in measuring Valsalva leak point pressure in women undergoing multichannel urodynamic testing.

Panza J, Hill B, Heft J, Biller D

Neurourology and urodynamics.. 2020 February 39 (2):682-687. Epub 12/02/2019.

Symptomatic vulvar mucinous cyst: A case report and review of the literature.

Campbell K, Panza J, Zimmerman C

Case reports in women's health.. 2019 October 24 :e00141. Epub 09/05/2019.

Opioid Prescriptions for Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Patients Before and After Implementation of Tennessee State Legislation.

Samimi P, Panza J, Heft J, Wang L, Adam R

Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery.. 2019 September 11 Epub 09/11/2019.

Treatment of Mesh Associated Abscess Using an Incision Free Technique: A Case Series.

Panza J, Samimi P, Zimmerman C.

The Journal of Clinical Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2019; 8(1): 25-28.

Bladder Leiomyoma: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms with an Unusual Finding.

Joseph Panza MD, Tiffanie Tam MD, Jeffrey Segal MD, Stuart Shoengold, MD.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports. 2019; 3: 1-2.

The organic cation transporter-3 is a pivotal modulator of neurodegeneration in the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway.

Cui M, Aras R, Christian WV, Rappold PM, Hatwar M, Panza J, Jackson-Lewis V, Javitch JA, Ballatori N, Przedborski S, Tieu K

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 2009 May 12106 (19):8043-8. Epub 04/29/2009.

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