Division Director's Message
The Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is a specialized division of Obstetrics & Gynecology that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women with urinary incontinence, urinary voiding dysfunction, bladder pain, fecal incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, pelvic floor disorders or who have a need for pelvic or vaginal surgery. Patients do not need a physician referral to schedule an evaluation in the Female Pelvic Medicine clinic.
Dr. Jeffrey B. Garris is the Division Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He is board certified and a member of national and international organizations that focus on female pelvic floor dysfunction.
For many years, Dr. Garris served as the Director of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the Tulane University Health Science Center for the School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. While in New Orleans, Dr. Garris was active in development of the Tulane University Center for Sexual Health, Tulane University Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, and the Tulane University Pelvic Floor Disorder Center. Most recently, Dr. Garris served as the Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Mountain Area Health Education Center, an affiliate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill located in Asheville, North Carolina.
Dr. Garris is recognized both regionally and nationally as a leading authority in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. He has a strong commitment to women’s health care and academic medicine. Along with an enthusiastic team of professionals, he plans to continue providing and strengthening urogynecological services to those women not only in the South Carolina Upstate area, but to those in Western North Carolina and nationally as well.