Alexis Anne Dieter, MD| Urogynecology | MedStar Health
Alexis Anne Dieter

Alexis Anne Dieter, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (138 reviews)

Specialties: Urogynecology

Languages: English

202-877-0530

About me

Alexis Anne Dieter, MD, is a board-certified urogynecologist in the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery (NCAPS) at MedStar Health and Director of Research for the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Previously, Dr. Dieter served as Director of Research and Assistant Professor for the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Dieter works with women of all different ages to diagnose, manage, and treat pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, bowel control disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, and childbirth injuries. She uses both medical and surgical treatments, including medication, physical therapy, neuromodulation, and minimally invasive surgical techniques, to improve the quality of life for her patients. Dr. Dieter offers a wide variety of treatment options that cater to the needs and lifestyle of her patients. Treatment decisions are guided by collaboration between Dr. Dieter and her patients--what their goals are in terms of what they’re hoping to accomplish and what they’re interested in using. She is an expert surgeon and is specialty trained in minimally invasive robotic surgery using the da Vinci® robotic surgery system. Robotic surgery, compared to traditional open surgical techniques, reduces pain, reduces recovery time, and typically allows patients to go home the same day. 

Her clinical interests include treating and improving the quality of life for patients with prolapse (vaginal bulge), bladder issues, working with women post-childbirth, and working with her patients to find the most efficient treatment to help reduce recovery time while providing excellent results in-line with their treatment goals. She is passionate about closing the gaps in health disparities and expanding access to care to ensure that everyone receives the care they need and achieves excellent outcomes.

Dedicated to advancing continuing education and expanding translational research in the field of urogynecology, Dr. Dieter has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has given dozens of national and international presentations. She is also a peer-reviewer for many publications including Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, The International Urogynecology Journal, The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The Journal of Urology and The American Journal of Surgery. Her current research interests include studying the bladder microbiome and how changes in this ecosystem contribute to the development of bladder disorders as well as looking at surgical outcomes and how the operative process can be more efficient.

“One of the things that really drives me in research is staying at the forefront of new advances and driving the advancement of the field of urogynecology. I think our practice here at MedStar Health is really good at being up-to-date in using the evidence that gives people the best treatment options in their different conditions.”

Dr. Dieter received her undergraduate degree from MIT and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She then completed an internship in Obstetrics & Gynecology at New York University, before joining Duke University Medical Center for residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology and a 3-year subspecialty fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. She is a member of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA), the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS), and a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

Philosophy of Care

“I approach my practice as a team effort. At MedStar Health and NCAPS, we have a dedicated team of administrative staff, nurses, trainees, and providers working together to bring the highest level of care to each patient. I partner with this team to provide tailored treatments that meet the specific needs of my patients.

“In my practice, most of my patients come to me with health issues that can be uncomfortable to talk about, but that affect their quality of life in a major way. It’s important to me that my patients feel comfortable and safe expressing their concerns and discussing their goals for care. With open communication, we are able to work together to create a treatment plan that will give my patients excellent results and improve their quality of life.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Hematuria
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Mesh Removal
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Pain
  • Prolapse Of Urethra
  • Rectocele
  • Sling Procedure
  • Urinary Incontinence
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Bladder Fistula
  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Bladder Uterine Fistula
  • Cancer Related Sexual Concerns
  • Complete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Constipation
  • Continuous Leakage Of Urine
  • Cystocele
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Endometriosis
  • Enterocele
  • Enuresis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Fibroids
  • Hematuria
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Incompetence Of Pubocervical Tissue
  • Incompetence Of Rectovaginal Tissue
  • Incomplete Emptying Of Bladder
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • Mixed Incontinence
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Pain
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Prolapse Of Urethra
  • Prolapse Of Vaginal Vault After Hysterectomy
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Skene Gland Cyst
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Urethral Caruncle
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral Hypermobility
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Injury
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Vaginal Mesh Implant Complications
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Septum
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy
  • Anterior Posterior Repair
  • Anterior Repair
  • Bladder Training
  • Botox Injection Of The Bladder
  • Colpocleisis
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposuspension
  • Cystoscopy
  • Da Vinci
  • Female Genitourinary Reconstruction
  • Gender Affirmation Surgery
  • Hymenorrhaphy
  • Interstim
  • Labiaplasty
  • Mesh Removal
  • Midurethral Sling
  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Obliteration Of Vaginal Vault
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Pelvic Reconstruction
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS)
  • Perineorrhaphy
  • Periurethral Suspension
  • Pessary
  • Pop Q Exam
  • Posterior Repair
  • Reconstruction Of Vagina
  • Repair Of Cystocele
  • Repair Of Enterocele
  • Repair Of Pelvic Prolapse
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Repair Of Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Repair Of Vaginal Tear
  • Retropubic Sling
  • Retropubic Urethropexy
  • Robotic Gynecological Surgery
  • Robotic Sacrocolpopexy
  • Scheduled Voiding
  • Sling Procedure
  • Suburethral Sling
  • Transurethral Cystoscopy
  • Tvt Sling
  • Urethropexy
  • Urodynamics
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Native Tissue Repair
  • Vaginal Prolapse Repair
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginal Suspension
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Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Fellowship Program: Duke University Medical Center (2015)

Residency Program: Duke University Medical Center (2012)

Internship Program: New York University Medical Center (2009)

Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (2008)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • May 23, 2023

    Dr. Dieter was great. It was like sitting and talking to an old friend.

  • May 10, 2023

    I'd like to believe Dr. Dieter & I have a good working relationship which is why I keep coming back.

  • Apr 11, 2023

    Good