George Shashoua, MD
Austin Urogynecology was founded by Dr. George Shashoua in March, 2010. Dr. Shashoua is board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery and specializes in treating urogynecological conditions including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, bowel incontinence,Vulvar Vestibulitis and bladder pain syndrome. Prior to opening Austin Urogynecology, Dr. Shashoua practiced at Oakwood Women’s Centre in Round Rock, Texas.
During the past 20 years, Dr. Shashoua has been on the forefront of advancements in the medical and surgical treatment of prolapse and incontinence in women. In 2007, he began incorporating the da Vinci robot into his surgical practice and has obtained expertise in the da Vinci sacrocolpopexy procedure which is improving the minimally-invasive mesh-augmented surgical treatment of prolapse. Advancements in the use of permanent mesh in combination with the selective use of the da Vinci robot has improved success rates of prolapse and incontinence procedures from a less than 50% success rate to more than a 90% success rate.
The Vision of this practice is to treat each patient’s needs in an individualized way utilizing all the advances available. The practice offers high success rates in the treatment of both pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, employing the skills Dr. Shashoua has acquired during the development of now standard-of-care treatment.
Dr. Shashoua teams with Dr. Koushik Shaw whose Austin Urology Institute offers comprehensive male and female urologic care. Nurse Practitioner Sarah Stiriss works with Dr. Shashoua to round out the team. The team moved into their new office in March, 2012
Dr. Shashoua is also a member of the Fibroid and Endometriosis Treatment Collaborative. The Fibroid Treatment Collaborative is dedicated to the comprehensive multi-disciplinary approach to the management of uterine fibroids or myomas and endometriosis. If surgery such as myomectomy or hysterectomy is needed, it is done minimally invasively with the laparoscope or with the da Vinci robot.
Dr. Shashoua earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Texas. He attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center at Jacksonville. He served on the teaching faculty at Brackenridge Hospital. Dr. Shashoua is also Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Shashoua lives in Austin, is married to Marilyn Shashoua and has two teenage children.