Dr. Ashford has dedicated his surgical career to the evaluation and treatment of women with vaginal relaxation and bladder disorders. He is one of the first OBGYN physicians in the nation to be board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology). Dr. Ashford is known in the Twin Cities as a skilled pelvic surgeon and has proven experience helping women with the worst pelvic floor disorders. His goal is restoring pelvic organs to their normal, symptomless state both functionally and anatomically. If your concern is enlarged labia or a bladder protruding through the vagina, Dr. Ashford has the experience and training to restore your womanhood.
Urogynecology, also known as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, is the newest specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Ashford is one of the few who ranks in this elite class of surgeons. A general OBGYN or plastic surgeon offering services in this area is not keenly aware of the functional aspects of the support structures of the vagina. His training on functional and anatomic repair of vaginal supports combined with a keen aesthetic eye results in raving accolades from his patients.
Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery is a delicate field with new-found interest. As a result, many physicians from varying specialties have entered the arena. For more than 14 years, Dr. Ashford has provided patients with advanced gynecological care with the kind of treatment that’s at the forefront of medical science: robotic surgery, innovative pelvic floor surgery, and more. One of those areas of focus has been reconstructive and restorative surgery for the labia and vagina.
Often thought of as taboo or of lesser medical concern by physicians, excessive labial tissue or a loosening vagina are huge concerns for some women. They can interfere with normal daily activities, exercise or make intercourse difficult and less enjoyable. As one of the few board certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeons in Minnesota with expertise in this area, Dr. Ashford is keenly aware of your concerns and is able to provide the results you seek.
Dr. Ashford is board-certified in both OBGYN and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (urogynecology). He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. To join this prestigious organization a physician must be nominated by another cosmetic surgeon who can vouch for their skills and abilities. In both 2014 and 2015 he was recognized as a "Top Doctor" in the July issue of MPLS/St. Paul Magazine. He consistently receives accolades from his patients for his diagnostic and surgical skills, understanding nature, and professionalism.
–Melvin L. Ashford, MD, FACOG, FPMRS