Martin P. Michalewski, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, a urogyncologist, has an impressive
list of credentials in his work with robotic and minimally invasive laparoscopic
surgery. He helped pioneer many urogynecological laparoscopic procedures
which have improved the quality of life for so many women who have experienced
urinary incontinence, cystocele, rectocele, uterine/vaginal prolapse,
pelvic pain, bleeding, fibroids and others.
Dr. Michalewski received the achievement award from the Society of Laparoscopic
Surgeons, distinguishing him as among the best laparoscopic surgeons and
he is a recipient of Outstanding Researcher Status for his past research
activities. He currently serves as proctor, consultant and lecturer for
major surgical companies such as Ehicon’s Endo Surgery, Gynacare
Women’s Health and Urology, American Medical Systems, Intuitive
Surgical’s DaVinci Robotic System, Wisap GmbH, Synergy Surgical
and Covidien’s SILS, teaching other surgeons newest minimally invasive
Dr. Michalewski believes that living with urinary incontinence, prolapse,
pessaries, bleeding, pain or fibroids and not being able to exercise or
wearing pads do not have to be a part of any woman’s daily life.
Many of these conditions have negative impact on daily activities or sexual
function. Often women feel that they have to accept these conditions and
they never seek medical help. Significant advances have been made in this
field and procedures are done now on outpatient bases, which require only
a few hours of hospital stay with return to work or daily activities in
few days to one week in most cases. There are also multiple new medical
treatment options present today that can be employed in place of surgery.
Dr. Michalewski graduated from Medical University of Gdansk, Poland where
he also trained and worked as attending urogynecologist. Since his arrival
in US in early 1990’s, he studied, trained, conducted research and
worked at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, New York State Institute
for Basic Research on Staten Island, then continued his clinical training
at Saint Vincent Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health Care System,
Staten Island, and New York Hospital Flushing Medical Center, Queens.
For the past several years, Dr. Michalewski provided exclusive urogynecologic
services for hospitals in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, serving as Director
of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery for South Florida Women’s
Health Associates, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, FL.
“The field of urogynecology and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
really evolved in the early 2000s,” he says. “In the past,
women were expected to live with these problems. But now women live longer
and are more active, and they deserve to maintain a high quality of life.”
Dr. Michalewski lives with his wife and son in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
He enjoys sports, reading but is happiest when he’s playing with his son.