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Author archive for Dr. Kevin O'Neil

  • 12 Fast Facts About Urinary Incontinence

    By Dr. Kevin O'Neil on May 9, 2017
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    UI occurs twice as often in women as in men. 1 in 4 women over the age of 40 will develop UI in their lifetime. Thirty percent of women will experience symptoms of UI immediately after child-birth. Most will see a resolution of symptoms 3 to 6 months after their delivery. There are several types of UI: Stress incontinence – Leakage […]
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

    By Dr. Kevin O'Neil on November 17, 2013
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    In the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology, there are currently 3 recognized, (board-certified), sub-specialties. These are: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and Gynecologic Oncology.  This year however, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), together with the American Board of Urology (ABU) are recognizing through a board certification process those physicians who devote the majority of their practice […]
  • I Laughed So Hard, Tears Ran Down My Leg

    By Dr. Kevin O'Neil on November 12, 2013
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    That was a quote from a sign I saw on vacation last summer. While we read it and laugh, we all know what it means. “How’s your bladder working?” is a common question that I ask patients in the office. The responses I get include, “fine, except when I ____”, or, I’m fine as long as I know where the […]
  • The Two-Year Old Rule

    By Dr. Kevin O'Neil on May 29, 2013
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    I’m often asked by my patients whether they can eat certain foods, drink alcohol, be around people who smoke or smoke themselves, etc.  Whenever I’m asked these questions, I apply what I call the “Two-year old rule.”  I ask the patient to imagine that their baby is already born and is two years old, sitting in a high chair.  Then […]
  • Participating in Clinical Trials

    By Dr. Kevin O'Neil on April 29, 2013
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    As a physician, I believe that I wear many hats. Among them are: healer, teacher and student. Since joining MacArthur OB/GYN in 2011, I found that one way to combine these hats into one was by becoming a clinical investigator on the research studies that our office participates in. The impetus for MacArthur OB/GYN to join in these studies came […]
  • The DaVinci Robot: Redefining the Art of Surgery

    By Dr. Kevin O'Neil on October 15, 2011
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    About a year ago, I was in private practice by myself, covering both my practice and that of my partner, Dr. Wollenman, who was ill and recently passed away this July. I was visited by a representative from Intuitive Surgical who asked if I had any interest in learning about robotic surgery. My first reaction was no, because I didn’t […]

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