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Jerry L. Lowder, MD, MS

Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Areas

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Urogynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Board Certifications

Female Pelvic Medicine
Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology)
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hospital Affiliations

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

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Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: (314) 747-1402
Fax: (314) 362-3328

Center for Advanced Medicine
Gynecologic Treatment Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 13
Office Phone: (314) 747-1402
Fax: (314) 362-3328

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Building D

3023 N. Ballas Road
Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131

Suite: 450
Floor: 4
Office Phone: (314) 747-1402
Fax: (314) 362-3328

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Office Phone: 314-747-1402
Fax: 314-362-3328

Education

Education

Fellowship: Female Pelvic Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013
B.S.: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1995
Fellowship: Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2006
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 2003
MS: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2006
Medical Degree: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina 1999

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Diagnosis and Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections Across Age Groups.
Chu CM, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jan 2; pii: S0002-9378(17)32805-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.12.231.

PMID:
    29305250
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Restoring Genital Hiatus to Normative Values After Apical Suspension Alone Versus With Level 3 Support Procedures.
Carter-Brooks CM, Lowder JL, Du AL, Lavelle ES, Giugale LE, Shepherd JP
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Nov 29; doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000528.

PMID:
    29210807
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Utilization of apical vaginal support procedures at time of inpatient hysterectomy performed for benign conditions: a national estimate.
Ross WT, Meister MR, Shepherd JP, Olsen MA, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct; 217(4)436.e1-436.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2017.07.010.

PMID:
    28716634
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Definitions of apical vaginal support loss: a systematic review.
Meister MR, Sutcliffe S, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar; 216(3)232.e1-232.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.09.078.

PMID:
    27640944
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Impact of Obesity on Intraoperative Complications and Prolapse Recurrence After Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy.
Turner L, Lavelle E, Lowder JL, Shepherd JP
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep-Oct; 22(5)317-23. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000278.

PMID:
    27054791
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predicting obstetric anal sphincter injuries in a modern obstetric population.
Meister MR, Cahill AG, Conner SN, Woolfolk CL, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Sep; 215(3)310.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.02.041.

PMID:
    26902989
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genital hiatus size is associated with and predictive of apical vaginal support loss.
Lowder JL, Oliphant SS, Shepherd JP, Ghetti C, Sutkin G
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun; 214(6)718.e1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.12.027.

PMID:
    26719211
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Emotional Burden of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women Seeking Treatment: A Qualitative Study.
Ghetti C, Skoczylas LC, Oliphant SS, Nikolajski C, Lowder JL
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov-Dec; 21(6)332-8. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000190.

PMID:
    26506161
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sleep quality in women seeking care for pelvic organ prolapse.
Ghetti C, Lee M, Oliphant S, Okun M, Lowder JL
Maturitas. 2015 Feb; 80(2)155-61. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.10.015.

PMID:
    25465518
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adoption of robotic sacrocolpopexy at an academic institution.
Bradley MS, Kantartzis KL, Lowder JL, Winger D, Wang L, Shepherd JP
JSLS. 2014 Jul-Sep; 18(3)pii: e2014.00237. doi: 10.4293/JSLS.2014.00237.

PMID:
    25392622
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Apical support at the time of hysterectomy for uterovaginal prolapse.
Kantartzis KL, Turner LC, Shepherd JP, Wang L, Winger DG, Lowder JL
Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Feb; 26(2)207-12. doi: 10.1007/s00192-014-2474-y.

PMID:
    25182150
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effect of age on complications in women undergoing minimally invasive sacral colpopexy.
Turner LC, Kantartzis K, Lowder JL, Shepherd JP
Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Sep; 25(9)1251-6. doi: 10.1007/s00192-014-2391-0.

PMID:
    24797942
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Most older women recover baseline functional status following pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
Oliphant SS, Lowder JL, Lee M, Ghetti C
Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Oct; 25(10)1425-32. doi: 10.1007/s00192-014-2394-x.

PMID:
    24781347
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reply: To PMID 24631437.
Lowder JL, Ghetti C, Switzer GE
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep; 211(3)311. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.04.008.

PMID:
    24727106
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Body image in the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Questionnaire: development and validation.
Lowder JL, Ghetti C, Oliphant SS, Skoczylas LC, Swift S, Switzer GE
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Aug; 211(2)174.e1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.03.019.

PMID:
    24631437
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Should endocervical curettage routinely be performed at the time of colposcopy? A cost-effectiveness analysis.
Shepherd JP, Guido R, Lowder JL
J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2014 Apr; 18(2)101-8. doi: 10.1097/LGT.0b013e3182a0b572.

PMID:
    24270197
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utility of dipstick urinalysis in peri- and postmenopausal women with irritative bladder symptoms.
Turner LC, Beigi R, Shepherd JP, Lowder JL
Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Apr; 25(4)493-7. doi: 10.1007/s00192-013-2247-z.

PMID:
    24170224
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Inpatient procedures in elderly women: an analysis over time.
Oliphant SS, Ghetti C, McGough RL 3rd, Wang L, Bunker CH, Lowder JL
Maturitas. 2013 Aug; 75(4)349-54. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2013.04.019.

PMID:
    23707727
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hysterectomy surgery trends: a more accurate depiction of the last decade?
Turner LC, Shepherd JP, Wang L, Bunker CH, Lowder JL
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Apr; 208(4)277.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.01.022.

PMID:
    23333543
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Midurethral sling for treatment of occult stress urinary incontinence at the time of colpocleisis: a decision analysis.
Oliphant SS, Shepherd JP, Lowder JL
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jul-Aug; 18(4)216-20. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0b013e3182604b6b.

PMID:
    22777370
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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