Andrew Ian Sokol, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

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Specialities: Urogynecology

Languages: English

(202) 877-0530

About me

Andrew Sokol, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive pelvic reconstructive surgery. He is a professor of Ob/Gyn and urology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is a board-certified female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeon. He completed a combined fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He earned his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed an Ob/Gyn residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

He serves on the executive board of directors of AAGL, the largest medical society representing minimally invasive surgeons and and will ascend to the presidency of AAGL in 2023. Dr. Sokol is a member of the American Urogynecologic Society and an elected member of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, an exclusive surgical society of recognized experts.

Dr. Sokol has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles on laparoscopy, prolapse, and incontinence surgery and several book chapters on prolapse, incontinence, and anatomy.  Additionally he is the editor of a gynecology textbook titled: The Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynecology: General Gynecology. His research interests include surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, biomaterials, and pelvic reconstructive surgery.

He is actively involved in clinical research trials that focus on surgical therapy for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, minimally invasive surgical teams, and surgical education.

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide state-of-the-art, patient-centered care for an array of complex pelvic floor disorders.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Bladder Prolapse
  • Hematuria
  • 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 Prolapse
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Complete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Cystocele
  • Cystodynia
  • Detrusor Instability
  • Enterocele
  • Enterovaginal Fistula
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Hematuria
  • Imperforate Hymen
  • Incompetence Of Pubocervical Tissue
  • Incompetence Of Rectovaginal Tissue
  • Incomplete Uterovaginal Prolapse
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency
  • Levator Myalgia
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Neurogenic Urinary Bladder
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overflow Incontinence Of Urine
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Pain
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Perineocele
  • Prolapse Of Urethra
  • Prolapse Of Vaginal Vault After Hysterectomy
  • Rectocele
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Third Degree Uterine Prolapse
  • Urethral Hypermobility
  • Urethral Instability
  • Urethrocele
  • Urethrovaginal Fistula
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Injury
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Vaginal Mesh Implant Complications
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vesicocutaneous Fistula
  • Vesicovaginal Fistula
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Sacrocolpopexy
  • Anterior Posterior Repair
  • Anterior Repair
  • Bladder Training
  • Closure Urethrovaginal Fistula
  • Colpocleisis
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposuspension
  • Electromyography Of Urethral Sphincter
  • Hymenorrhaphy
  • Labial Reduction
  • Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy
  • Laparoscopic Urethral Suspension
  • Mesh Removal
  • Needle Suspension
  • Obliteration Of Vaginal Vault
  • Pelvic Floor Exercise
  • Pelvic Reconstruction
  • Perineorrhaphy
  • Periurethral Suspension
  • Pessary
  • Plastic Repair Of Urethrocele
  • Pop Q Exam
  • Posterior Repair
  • Reconstruction Of Vagina
  • Repair Of Colovaginal Fistula
  • Repair Of Cystocele
  • Repair Of Enterocele
  • Repair Of Rectocele
  • Repair Of Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Repair Of Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Repair Of Vaginal Tear
  • Repair Of Vaginoenteric Fistula
  • Robotic Gynecological Surgery
  • Robotic Sacral Colpopexy Fistula Repair
  • Robotic Sacrocolpopexy
  • Scheduled Voiding
  • Sling Procedure
  • Tension-Free Vaginal Tape
  • Transurethral Cystoscopy
  • Urethrocystopexy
  • Urethromeatoplasty
  • Urethropexy
  • Urinary Bladder Reconstruction
  • Urodynamics
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginal Suspension
  • Vaginoplasty
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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Videos

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: Cleveland Clinic (2005)

Fellowship Program: Cleveland Clinic Hospital (2005)

Residency Program: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2002)

Residency Program: Northwestern University Medical Center (2002)

Internship Program: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (1999)

Internship Program: McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University (1999)

Medical School: Wayne State University School Of Medicine (1998)

Awards

  • Award Name: Gynecology Attending of the Year Award (for excellence in resident physician education), MedStar Georgetown University Hospital / MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency - Year: 2016 Award Name: Golden Apple Teaching Award (for excellence in resident physician education), MedStar Georgetown University Hospital / MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency - Year: 2012 - present Award Name: Gynecology Attending of the Year Award (for excellence in resident physician education), MedStar Georgetown University Hospital / MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency - Year: 2009   Top Doctors Magazine, Top Urologist Washington DC list, 2020 “Best Doctors,” Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015 – present Best Surgical Paper, American Urogynecologic Society 37th Annual Meeting, 2015 Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Charlotte Campus/Carolinas HealthCare System, 2015 Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (“SCOPE”) - achieved as Medical Director and Patient Safety Officer for the Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 2015 Honorable Mention, University of Buffalo, SUNY School of Engineering Graduate Student Poster Competition, 2014 Final List, University of Buffalo, SUNY Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Student Poster Competition, 2014 President’s Award for Outstanding Research in Gynecologic Surgery, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 38th Annual Clinical Meeting, 2013 Best Doctors in America, Washington Post Magazine, 2013 Visiting Professor, George Washington University / Inova Fairfax Hospital, 2013 Elected to Board of Trustees, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 2012 Golden Apple Teaching Award, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 2012 Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors List, Washington Post Magazine, 2012 Best Clinical/Surgical Paper, American Urogynecologic Society, 32nd Annual Meeting, 2011 Axel-Ingelman-Sunderberg Award for Best Abstract, International Urogynecologic Association, 36th Annual Meeting, 2011 Best Surgical Video, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, 37th Annual Meeting, 2011 Our Celebrated Physicians” Award, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 2011 Gynecology Attending of the Year, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency, 2009 Best Paper – 1st Place, Robotic Technology Award (for best robotic surgery paper), American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 37th Annual Meeting, 2008 Best Surgical Video – 2nd Place, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 55th Annual Clinical Meeting, 2007 Biography Listed, Marquis Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders, 2005 Berlex Faculty Development Award, Berlex Foundation, 2005 Golden Laparoscope Award for Best Surgical Video – 2nd  Place, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 34th Annual Meeting, 2005 Golden Laparoscope Award for Best Surgical Video - 1st Place, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 33rd Annual Meeting, 2004 Golden Laparoscope Award for Best Surgical Video – 3rd  Place, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 32nd Annual Meeting, 2003 Biography Listed, Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2003 Biography Listed, Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2002 Best Scientific Poster, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, 31st Annual Meeting, 2002 Resident’s Award for Excellence in Endoscopic Surgery, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, 2002 Chairman’s Award for Exemplary Academic Accomplishment, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2002 Ralph Ries Research Award for Outstanding Research, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2002 Circon Laparoscopy Skills Simulator, 2nd Place, Int’l Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy, 10th Annual Congress, 2001 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1998

News and publications

A. Publications: 



i. Original Papers in Refereed Journals





  1. Yurteri-Kaplan L, Zhu X, Iglesia CB, Gutman RE, Sokol AI, Paquet V, Park AJ. Differences in postural loading between primary and assisting surgeons during vaginal surgery. Int J Industrial Ergonomics. 2018; 65:60-7.




  2. Yurteri-Kaplan LA, Andriani L, Saunders PA, Sokol AI. Minimally Invasive Surgery Survey (MISS): a survey of surgical team members’ perceptions for successful minimally invasive surgery (MIS). J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Nov - Dec;24(7):1152-1157.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2017.06.025. 




  3. Nosti PA, Gutman RE, Iglesia CB, Park AJ, Sokol AI. Defining cervical elongation: a prospective cohort study. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 Apr;39(4):223-228. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.10.012.




  4. Zhu X, Yurteri-Kaplan L, Cavuoto LA, Sokol AI, Iglesia CB, Gutman RE, Park AJ, Paquet V. ErgoPART: A computerized observational tool to quantify postural loading in real-time during surgery. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors. 2017; 5(1):23-38. doi:10.1080/24725838.2016.1276032.




  5. Gutman RE, Rardin CR, Sokol ER, Matthews C, Park AJ, Iglesia CB, Geoffrion R, Sokol AI, Karram M, Cundiff GW, Blomquist JL, Barber MD. Vaginal and laparoscopic mesh hysteropexy for uterovaginal prolapse: a parallel cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan; 216(1):38.e1-38.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.08.035.




  6. Miranne JM, Gutman RE, Sokol AI, Park AJ, Iglesia CB. Effect of a new risk calculator on patient satisfaction with the decision for concomitant midurethral sling during prolapse surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan/Feb; 23(1):17-22. PMID: 27682745.




  7. Sussman RD, Richter LA, Tefera E, Park AJ, Sokol AI, Gutman RE, Iglesia CB. Utilizing technology in assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms: a randomized trial of electronic versus paper voiding diaries. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2016 May-Jun; 22(3):151-5.




  8. Richter LA, Sokol AI. Pelvic organ prolapse – vaginal and laparoscopic mesh: the evidence. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2016 Mar; 43(1):83-92.




  9. Nosti PA, Carter CM, Sokol AI, Tefera E, Iglesia CB, Park AJ, Gutman RE.  Transvaginal versus transabdominal placement of synthetic mesh at the time of sacrocolpopexy. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2016 May-Jun; 22(3):151-5.




  10. Yurteri-Kaplan L, Marshall DD, Iglesia CB, Sokol AI, Shveiky D, Gutman RE. Significance of cystoscopic bladder trabeculations in women undergoing midurethral sling. Canadian J Urol 2015 Aug 22;(4):7890-5.




  11. Miranne J, Dominguez A, Sokol AI, Gutman RE, Iglesia C. Foley catheter guide use during mid-urethral slings: does it make a difference? Canadian J Urol 2015 Jun; 22(3):7811-6.




  12. Shveiky D, Kudish BI, Iglesia CB, Park AJ, Sokol AI, Lehman A, Shara N, Howard BV. Effects of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at the time of hysterectomy on pelvic organ prolapse: results from the Women's Health Initiative trial. Menopause 2015 May;22(5):483-8.




  13. Kudish BI, Shveiky D, Gutman RE, Jacoby V, Sokol AI, Rodabough R, P, Howard B, Blanchette, Iglesia C. Hysterectomy and urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women. Int Urogynecol J. 2014 Nov;25, 2014(11):1523-31.




  14. Gutman RE, Nosti PA, Sokol AI, MD, Sokol, ER, Peterson JL, Wang H, Iglesia, CB. Three-year outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of vaginal mesh for prolapse. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Oct;122(4):770-7.




  15. Nosti P, Stahl T, Sokol AI. Surgical repair of rectovaginal fistulas in patients with Crohn's disease. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2013 Nov;171(1):166-70.




  16. Antosh DD, Gutman RE, Park AJ, Sokol AI, Peterson J, Kingsberg S, Iglesia CB. Vaginal dilators for prevention of dyspareunia after prolapse surgery: a randomized clinical trial. Obstet Gynecol 2013 Jun;121(6):1273-81.




  17. Antosh DD, Auguste T, George EA, Sokol AI, Gutman RE, Iglesia CB, Desale SY, Park AJ. Blinded assessment of operative performance after fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery in gynecology training. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2013 May-Jun; 20(3);353-60.




  18. Antosh DD, Whyte T, Ezzell A, Chen BA, Sokol AI, Park AJ. Incidence of corneal abrasions during pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2013 Feb; 166(2):226-8.




  19. Shveiky D, Sokol AI, Gutman RE, Kudish BI, Iglesia CB. Patient goal attainment in vaginal prolapse repair with and without mesh.  Int Urogynecol J; 2012 Nov;23(11):1541-6.




  20. Yurteri-Kaplan L, Antosh DD, Sokol AI, Park AJ, Gutman RE, Kingsberg SA, Iglesia CB. Interest in cosmetic vulvar surgery and perception of vulvar appearance. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2012 Nov; 207:407.e1-7.




  21. Nosti P, Sokol AI. Unusual findings on cystoscopy in a patient with detrusor overactivity. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 2012 May-Jun; 18(3):186-67.




  22. Antosh DD, George SA, McDonald MA, Shveiky D, Park AJ, Gutman RE, Sokol AI. Short-term outcomes of robotic versus conventional laparoscopic sacral colpopexy. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2012 May-Jun; 18(3):158-61.




  23. Sokol AI, Iglesia CB, Kudish BI, Gutman RE, Shveiky D, Bercik R, Sokol ER. 1-year objective and functional outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of vaginal mesh for prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jan; 206:86.e1-9.




  24. Barber MD, Weidner A, Sokol AI, Amundsen CL, Jelovsek JE, Karram MM, Ellerkman M, Rardin C, Iglesia CB, Toglia M; Foundation for Female Health Awareness Research Network. Single-incision mini-sling compared with tension-free vaginal tape for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. Obstet Gynecol 2012 Feb; 119 (2 Pt 1):328-37.




  25. Marshall DD, Gutman RE, Iglesia CB, Sokol AI, Park AJ. Resident opinions on vaginal hysterectomy training. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 2011 Nov; 17(6):314-17.




  26. Antosh DD, Iglesia CB, Vora S, Sokol AI. Outcome assessment with blinded vs unblinded POP-Q exams. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2011 Nov; 205:489.e1-4.




  27. Shveiky D, Sokol AI, Gutman RE, Iglesia CB. Treatment of concomitant full thickness rectal and pelvic organ prolapse - a case series. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol Jul 2011; 157:113-15.




  28. Kudish BI, Iglesia CB, Gutman RE, Sokol AI, Rodgers AK, Gass M, O’Sullivan J, Larson J, Abu-Sitta M, Howard BV. Risk factors for prolapse development on white, black, and Hispanic women. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 2011 Mar; 17(2):80-90.




  29. Iglesia CB, Sokol AI, Sokol ER, Kudish BI, Gutman RE, Peterson JL, Shott S. Vaginal mesh for prolapse: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol, 2010 Aug; 21(2 Pt 1):293-303.




  30. Lee KJ, Tu FF, Nghiem HG, Sokol AI. Promises and pitfalls of the AAGL LISTSERV: a descriptive analysis. J Min Invas Gynecol, 2010 Jul-Aug; 17(4):407-10.




  31. Shveiky D, Kudish BI, Sokol AI, Gutman RE, Iglesia CB. The effect of voiding mechanism on success rates of midurethral sling procedures for stress urinary incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 2010 May; 16(3):164-70.




  32. Shveiky D, Sokol AI, Iglesia CB. A case report of antepartum bladder outlet obstruction following transobturator sling placement. Int Urogynecol J, 2010 Mar; 21(3):379-81.




  33. Shveiky D, Iglesia CB, Sokol AI, Kudish BI, Gutman RE. Robotic sacrocolpopexy versus vaginal colpopexy with mesh - choosing the right surgery for anterior and apical prolapse. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 2010 Mar; 16(2):121-27.




  34. Kudish BI, Lee K, Shveiky D, Iglesia C, Gutman RE, Sokol AI. A comparison of transobturator versus retropubic mid-urethral slings for mixed urinary incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 2010 Mar; 16(2):113-20.




  35. Sokol AI, Green IC. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy. Clin Obstet Gynecol, 2009 Sep; 52(3):304-12




  36. Shveiky D, Blatt A, Sokol AI, Kudish B, Green IC, Iglesia CB. Pelvic reconstructive surgery in renal transplant recipients: a retrospective chart review. Int Urogynecol J, 2009 May; 20:551-55




  37. Yeung P, Sokol AI, Walton B, Iglesia CB. Thigh abscess mistaken for sarcoma following trans-obturator tape. J Min Invas Gynecol, 2007 Sep-Oct; 14:657-69.




  38. Jelovsek JE, Sokol AI, Walters MD, Barber MD. Anatomic relationships of infracoccygeal sacropexy (posterior intravaginal slingplasty) trocar insertion. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2005 Dec; 193:2099-104.




  39. Sokol AI, Jelovsek JE, Walters MD, Paraiso MFR, Barber MD. Incidence and predictors of prolonged urinary retention after TVT with and without concurrent prolapse surgery. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2005 May; 192(5):1537-43.




  40. Sokol AI, Paraiso MFR, Cogan SL, Bedaiwy MA, Escobar PF, Barber MD. Prevention of vesicovaginal fistulas in laparoscopic hysterectomy with electrosurgical cystotomy in female mongrel dogs. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2004 Mar; 190(3):628-33.




  41. Sokol AI, Chuang KR, Milad MP. Risk factors for conversion to laparotomy during gynecologic laparoscopy. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc, 2003 Nov; 10(4):469-73.




  42. Paraiso MFR, Muir TW, Sokol A. Are midurethral slings the gold standard surgical treatment for primary genuine stress incontinence? J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc, 2002 Nov; 9(4):405-7.




  43. Milad MP, Morrison K, Sokol A, Miller D, Kirkpatrick L. A comparison of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy vs laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy. Surg Endosc, 2001 Mar;15(3):286-8.




  44. Sokol AI, Kramer RL, Yaron Y, O’Brien JE, Muller F, Johnson MP, Evans MI. Age-specific variation in aneuploidy incidence among biochemical screening programs. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 1998 Oct; 179(4):971-3.





ii. Reviews or Editorials in Refereed Journals





  1. Abbott JA, Jacobs VR, Bradley LD, Gallinat A, Volker JR, Isaacson KB, Sokol AI, Thomson AJM, Valle RF. Practice guidelines for management of intrauterine synechiae (prepared for the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists). J Min Invas Gynecol, 2010 Jan-Feb; 17(1);1-7.




  2. Falcone T, Howard F, Loffer FD, Muzii L, Sokol AI. Practice guidelines for intraoperative cystoscopy in laparoscopic hysterectomy. J Min Invas Gynecol, 2012 Jul-Aug;19(4):407-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2012.05.001.




  3. Sokol AI, Sokol ER, Rardin C, Kho R, Marguilies R. Practice guidelines on the prevention of apical prolapse at the time of benign hysterectomy. J Min Invas Gynecol, 2014 Sep-Oct; 21(5);715-22-7.




  4. Anderson TL, Awtrey CS, Fader AN, Huang KJ, Kho KA, Loffer FD, Paraiso MFR, Reich H, Siedhoff MT, Sokol AI, Soliman PT, Solnik MJ, Wertheim RA (alphabetical order). AAGL practice report: Morcellation during uterine tissue extraction. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2014 Jul-Aug;21(4):517-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2014.05.010.





 



iii. Books or Chapters in Books (indicate if refereed) 



Textbooks 





  1. Sokol AI, Sokol ER, eds. The Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynecology: General Gynecology, 1st ed., Philadelphia, Mosby, 2007.





Journals





  1. Sokol AI, Section Ed. – Urogynecology, Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oct 2017;29(5): 283-358. 





 



Book chapters





  1. Sokol AI, Walters MD. Vaginal Enterocele Repair. In Davila GW, Ghoneim GM, Wexner SD, eds: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Multidisciplinary Approach. London, Springer-Verlag, 2005.




  2. Sokol AI, Walters MD. Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. In Sokol AI, Sokol ER, eds: The Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynecology: General Gynecology, 1st ed., Philadelphia, Mosby, 2007. 




  3. Iglesia CB, Sokol AI, Rardin C. Gynecologic indications and complications of surgical mesh kits. Audio chapter. In Sokol RJ, ed: ACOG Update, 33(6):1-9, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington, DC, 2007.




  4. Shveiky D, Sokol AI. Clinical Anatomy of the Vulva, Vagina, Lower Pelvis, and Perineum. In Sciarra JJ, ed: Global Library of Women’s Medicine. Duncow, Scotland. Sapiens Publishing, (ISSN: 1756-2228) 2008; DOI 10.3843/GLOWM.10000.




  5. Nosti PA, Sokol AI. Postoperative Care of Patients with Functional Disorders of the Pelvic Floor. In Rogers RG, Sung VW, Thakar R, Iglesia CB eds. Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2013.





iv. Other Publications 





  1. Sokol AI, Kramer RL, Yaron Y, O’Brien JE, Muller F, Johnson MP, Evans MI. Age-related prevalence of Down syndrome: Reply. Am J Obstet Gynecol 180(6):1597-8, 1999. 




  2. Iglesia CB, Sokol AI, Gutman RE, Sokol ER, Kudish BI, Shott S. Vaginal mesh for prolapse: a randomized controlled trial: Reply. Obstet Gynecol 116(6):1456, 2010.




  3. Iglesia CB, Sokol AI, Gutman RE, Sokol ER, Kudish BI, Shott S. Vaginal mesh for prolapse: a randomized controlled trial. Reply. Obstet Gynecol 116(6):1457, 2010.




  4. Whiteside J, Sokol AI, Falcone T. The retroperitoneal approach to ovarian remnant syndrome. In Falcone T, Goldberg J, eds: Basic, Advanced, and Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery. Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2010. - Video




  5. Sokol AI, Stepp KJ, Falcone T, Goldberg JM. Laparoscopic myomectomy of large intramural fibroids. In Falcone T, Goldberg J, eds: Basic, Advanced, and Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery. Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2010. - Video




  6. Sokol AI, Falcone T. Criteria for choosing the optimal myometrial incision during laparoscopic myomectomy. In Falcone T, Goldberg J, eds: Basic, Advanced, and Robotic Laparoscopic Surgery. Philadelphia, Elsevier, 2010. – Video




  7. Sokol AI, Yurteri-Kaplan L. Point/Counterpoint: The case against vaginal mesh. Contemporary Ob/Gyn, 59(10): T18-T21, 2014.




  8. Sokol AI, Smithling KR. What to do with the vaginal apex at the time of hysterectomy: optimal technique. OBG Manag 2015 Oct; 27(10 suppl):S14-19.





 



v. Peer Reviewed Videos





  1. Muir T, Paraiso MF, Sokol AI. Laparoscopic transabdominal cerclage in a patient with bicornuate uterus. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 31st Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL, Oct 2002.  




  2. Whiteside J, Sokol AI, Falcone T. The retroperitoneal approach to ovarian remnant syndrome. Video presentation: American Society of Reproductive Medicine 60th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2004. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 32nd Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 2003. (Golden Laparoscope Award for Best Surgical Video - 3rd Place).




  3. Sokol AI, Stepp KJ, Falcone T, Goldberg JM. Laparoscopic myomectomy of large intramural fibroids. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 32nd Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 2003. Video presentation: American Society of Reproductive Medicine 60th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Oct, 2004.




  4. Jelovsek JE, Sokol AI, Walters MD, Paraiso MFR. Techniques to improve efficiency during laparoscopic sacral colpopexy. Video presentation: American Urogynecologic Society / Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Joint Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 2004. J Pelvic Surg 10(1):S42, 2004.




  5. Sokol AI, Jelovsek JE, Falcone T. Presacral neurectomy revisited: surgical technique and literature review. Video presention: American Society of Reproductive Medicine 60th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Oct, 2004. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 33rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov 2004. (Golden Laparoscope Award for Best Surgical Video - 1st Place).




  6. Sokol AI, Falcone T. Criteria for choosing the optimal myometrial incision during laparoscopic myomectomy. Video presention: American Society of Reproductive Medicine 61st Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Oct, 2005. Fertil Steril 84(1):S477, 2005. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 34th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Nov 2005. (Golden Laparoscope Award for Best Surgical Video -  2nd Place). J Min Invas Gynecol 12(5):S121, 2005. Video presentation: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 55th Annual Clinical Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 2007. (Best Surgical Video - 2nd Place).




  7. Green IC, Sokol AI, Robinson-Walton B, Kudish B. Cystourethroscopy: a guide for the gynecologist. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 37th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 2008. Video presentation: American Society of Reproductive Medicine 65th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Oct 2009. J Min Invas Gynecol 15(6):S76, 2008.




  8. Sokol AI, Shveiky D, Nghiem H, Gutman RE, Paraiso MF, Iglesia, CB. Steps to improve efficiency of robotic sacral colpopexy. Video presentation: Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 36th Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, Apr 2010. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 16(2):S41, 2010. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 39th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 2010. J Min Invas Gynecol 17:S99, 2010.




  9. Gutman RE, Nosti PA, Sokol AI, Marshall DD, Iglesia CB. Laparoscopic sacral colpopexy with vaginal mesh attachment. Video presentation: Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 37th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Apr 2011. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 17(2):S41, 2011. (Best Surgical Video)




  10. Nosti PA, Sokol AI. RVF repair techniques. Video presentation: Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 38th Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, Apr 2013. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 42nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Nov 2013. J Min Invas Gynecol 20(6):S21, 2013.




  11. Richter LA, Sokol A. Tips and Tricks to Vaginal Hysterectomy: A Urologists’ Guide. Video presentation: Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine, and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU), Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2015.




  12. Bradley SE, Truong M, Suarez-Quian C, Alam P, Sokol A. An Optimal Cadaveric Model for Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgical Training. Video presentation: American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 47th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Nov 2018. J Min Invas Gynecol 25(7):S21, 2018.




  13. Fitzgerald J, Hoang E, Sokol AI, Park AJ. Operate like a pro: an expert guide to TVH. Video presentation: Society of Gynecologic Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, Virtual meeting July 2020. Am J Obstet Gynecol Mar 2020 Supplement; S852.




Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.6
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 19, 2021

    Excellent care

  • Jul 23, 2021

    Excellent

  • Jul 19, 2021

    I am so appreciative of Dr. Sokol and his staff - my visit was AWESOME!