Intimate Wellness Institute

What is a Urogynecologist and Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon?

A urogynecologist is a surgeon who specializes in the care of women with functional pelvic issues and pelvic floor disorders. The pelvic floor is comprised of muscles, ligaments and connective tissue that provide support for a woman’s internal organs, including the bowel, bladder, uterus, vagina and rectum. These are very common problems affecting over 50% of adult women. Urogynecologists complete medical school and a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Urology. Many, though not all, complete formal fellowships (additional 3 years of training after residency) that focus on the surgical and non-surgical treatment of non-cancerous gynecologic problems. After completing training a Urogynecologist must gain Board Certification. Board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery means that the physician has passed an exam from the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ABOG) attesting that a physician has exceptional expertise in this particular specialty. 

Always ask about the training and expertise of any doctor caring for you! You should be treated by a Urogynecologist that is Fellowship trained and Board Certified for the best care!

Why choose Dr. Nathan Guerette as your urogynecologist and pelvic surgeon?

Dr. Nathan Guerette is Founder and  CEO of The Intimate Wellness Institute of Virginia as well as the Intimate Wellness Institute (a physician training institute). He is triple board certified in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Medicine. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical options for pelvic reconstruction and cosmetic surgery including advanced vaginal and robotic surgery as well as non-surgical options. He also holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in the division of Urogynecology and also holds an appointment as Full Professor at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He serves as Director of Robotic Surgery at Johnston Willis Medical Center.  

Prior to moving to Virginia, Dr. Guerette served as Director of Urogynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 2005 and is the first fellowship trained, board certified Urogynecologist in Central Virginia. 

Dr. Guerette is internationally recognized in his field and has presented and published on over 200 topics both at a national and international level and has contributed significant original research to the practice of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery as well as cosmetic reconstruction. He has lectured and performed surgery in Asia, Europe, South America and Australia and has been chosen as Key Note speaker and has Chaired numerous meetings on Urogynecology, Vaginal Rejuvenation and Laser Vaginal treatments and reconstruction. Locally, Dr. Guerette has been elected Top Doctor Honors by Richmond Magazine in his field every year from 2010-2023 and is a frequent contributor to women’s health topics in the local media.  

As a world renowned Urogynecologist Dr. Guerette performs over 600 reconstructive pelvic surgeries a year and, for many types of procedures, has done the most globally.

Dr. Guerette continues to actively participate in clinical research to advance care for women including many FDA level studies. Dr. Guerette also serves as an expert consultant for many biomedical companies in the development of new technologies and as a national level legal consultant in his field. He also holds numerous technology patents.

Why Choose Jennifer Reilly, NP for your care?

Jennifer is a board certified Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She has experience caring for women throughout their continuum of life and has practiced in a variety of settings including private practice and the public health system. She also has experience in the outpatient and inpatient setting, both managing patient care as well as surgical assisting. Jennifer has taught in the graduate nursing program at Virginia Commonwealth University serving as adjunct faculty, teaching both students in the master’s program as well as second year medical students. While at VCU, Jennifer was Clinical Coordinator for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Jennifer worked as a Registered Nurse working in various roles. An active volunteer, Jennifer has devoted time to “Every Woman’s Life”, Crossover Health Ministries and served as Medical Lead for Lighthouse Family Retreats. 

Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Virginia. She then completed her Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates and formerly on the Medical Policy Committee for the Virginia Department of Health, Henrico Health Department and the Alumni Advisory Board for Bon Secours College of Nursing. 

Jennifer has particular expertise is hormone optimization, vaginal rejuvenation, menopausal care and healthy aging in women.  She has been published in numerous studies on these topics and has won “Best Nurse Practitioner” award in the prestigious Richmond Magazine.

Jennifer is passionate about health promotion and preventative medicine in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and quality of life throughout your lifetime.

Why choose the Intimate Wellness Institute Team for your care?

The team working with and supporting Dr. Guerette is the most advanced and experienced team treating women’s pelvic issues in the region, with combined experience of over 40 years. They work closely with Dr. Guerette to ensure you are well cared for, feel comfortable, are educated and feel heard. Additionally, they have tremendous expertise to help you achieve your best outcome.   

The Intimate Wellness Institute of Virginia is the most advanced, specialized, and comprehensive center for Urogynecology, Sexual Medicine, and Cosmetic Pelvic Medicine and Reconstruction in the region. We recognize the sensitivity of the issues our patients face and offer care in a very personal way.