Tirsit S. Asfaw, MD, FACOG

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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Biographical Info

Dr. Tirsit S. Asfaw is a urogynecologist who specializes in the care of women with pelvic floor weakness resulting in conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse and bladder dysfunction. The network of pelvic structures which normally support a woman's uterus, bladder and rectum may weaken with progressing age, childbirth, obesity and other factors resulting in conditions such as cystocele, rectocele, uterine prolapse, urinary incontinence and bladder dysfunction.

Dr. Asfaw offers comprehensive care for women with the above conditions. Her modes of treatment include robotic, abdominal, vaginal reconstructive surgery as well as medical and surgical treatment for urinary incontinence. She offers personalized treatment options that combine effective long term results with safe and quick recovery. Dr. Asfaw has an avid interest in clinical as well as basic science research and has presented her work at numerous national meetings and published in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Asfaw is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington State University in Pullman, WA and her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. After completing her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at New York University, New York, NY she completed an accredited three year fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.  Dr. Asfaw holds dual appointments in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology. 

Board Certifications
American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery)
Clinical Expertise
GYN Surgery
Pelvic Prolapse
Fecal Incontinence
Bladder Dysfunction
Overactive Bladder
Fistula, Female Genitourinary
Urethral Diverticulum
Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection
Robotic Surgery
Vagina Reconstruction Surgery
Labial Hypertrophy
Laparoscopic Surgery
Pelvic Floor Weakness
Uterine Prolapse
Urinary Incontinence
Diminished Sensation Due to Laxity of Vagina
Vaginal Relaxation
Pelvic Relaxation Due to Vaginal Prolapse
Pelvic Relaxation Due to Vaginal Vault Prolapse, Posthysterectomy
Pelvic Relaxation Due to Enterocele, Vaginal
  • M.D.
    Temple University School of Medicine
  • B.S.
    Washington State University
  • Associate Attending Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Clinical Urology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Giving women their quality of life back | Dr. Tirsit Asfaw | Weill Cornell Medicine

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