Elizabeth Mueller, MD, FACS, MS

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Urology
Associate Professor
Division Direct, Fellowship Prog, Medical Directo

Languages Spoken

English

Clinical Expertise

  • Cystocele
  • Female Urology
  • Fistulas
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Urogynecology

About Dr. Mueller

Interests
Hiking, Bicycling, Family Time, Marathon Running, Triathlon, Camping

Medical Education

Medical School
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Residency
Loyola University Medical Center - Urology
Fellowship
Loyola University Medical Center - Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certification

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Urology Subspecialty

Research

  • Colpocleisis: a safe minimally invasive option for pelvic organ prolapse, Mueller, M. G.; Ellimootil, C.; Abernethy, M. G.; Mueller, E. R.; Hohmann, S.; Kenton, K., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Comparison of flowrates and voided volumes during non-instrumented uroflowmetry and pressure-flow studies in women with stress incontinence Mueller, E. R.; Litman, H.; Rickey, L. R.; Sirls, L.; Norton, P.; Wilson, T.; Moalli, P.; Albo, M.; Zimmern, P., Neurourology and Urodynamics
  • Does Side Make a Difference? Anatomical Differences Between the Left and Right Ureter Odegard, S. E.; Abernethy, M. G.; Mueller, E. R., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
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  • Incontinence medication response relates to the female urinary microbiota Thomas-White, K. J.; Hilt, E. E.; Fok, C.; Pearce, M. M.; Mueller, E. R.; Kliethermes, S.; Jacobs, K.; Zilliox, M. J.; Brincat, C.; Price, T. K.; Kuffel, G.; Schreckenberger, P.; Gai, X.; Brubaker, L.; Wolfe, A. J., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Surgical Pain Control with Ropivacaine By Atomized Delivery (Spray): A Randomized Controlled Trial Collins, G. G.; Gadzinski, J. A.; Fitzgerald, G. D.; Sheran, J.; Wagner, S.; Edelstein, S.; Mueller, E. R., Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
  • Are We Satisfied? Perspective on Five-year Outcomes of Midurethral Slings Brubaker, L.; Brincat, C.; Mueller, E., European urology
  • IL22 Regulates Human Urothelial Cell Sensory and Innate Functions through Modulation of the Acetylcholine Response Immunoregulatory Cytokines and Antimicrobial Peptides: Assessment of an In Vitro Model, Le, P. T.; Pearce, M. M.; Zhang, S.; Campbell, E. M.; Fok, C. S.; Mueller, E. R.; Brincat, C. A.; Wolfe, A. J.; Brubaker, L., PLoS ONE
  • Interplay between Bladder Microbiota and Urinary Antimicrobial Peptides: Mechanisms for Human Urinary Tract Infection Risk and Symptom Severity Nienhouse, V.; Gao, X.; Dong, Q.; Nelson, D. E.; Toh, E.; McKinley, K.; Schreckenberger, P.; Shibata, N.; Fok, C. S.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Wolfe, A. J.; Radek, K. A., PLoS ONE
  • Robotic compared with laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: a randomized controlled trial Anger, J. T.; Mueller, E. R.; Tarnay, C.; Smith, B.; Stroupe, K.; Rosenman, A.; Brubaker, L.; Bresee, C.; Kenton, K., OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
  • Robotic objective structured assessment of technical skills: a randomized multicenter dry laboratory training pilot study Tarr, M. E.; Rivard, C.; Petzel, A. E.; Summers, S.; Mueller, E. R.; Rickey, L. M.; Denman, M. A.; Harders, R.; Durazo-Arvizu, R.; Kenton, K., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • The postendometrial ablation endometrium: reassessment with biopsy and ultrasonography Gadzinski, J. A.; Sheran, J.; Garbe, G.; Fitzgerald, G.; Mueller, E.; Wagner, S., OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
  • Urethral sensation following reconstructive pelvic surgery Abernethy, M. G.; Davis, C.; Lowenstein, L.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Kenton, K., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Urine is not sterile: use of enhanced urine culture techniques to detect resident bacterial flora in the adult female bladder Hilt, E. E.; McKinley, K.; Pearce, M. M.; Rosenfeld, A. B.; Zilliox, M. J.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Gai, X.; Wolfe, A. J.; Schreckenberger, P. C., Journal of clinical microbiology
  • Day of surgery urine cultures identify urogynecologic patients at increased risk for postoperative urinary tract infection Fok, C. S.; McKinley, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Schreckenberger, P.; Wolfe, A.; Brubaker, L., The Journal of urology
  • Risk Factors for Urgency Incontinence in Women Undergoing Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery Rickey, L. M.; Huang, L.; Rahn, D. D.; Hsu, Y.; Litman, H. J.; Mueller, E. R., Advances in urology
  • Where do we place the sacrocolpopexy stitch? A magnetic resonance imaging investigation Abernethy, M.; Vasquez, E.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Mueller, E., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgery Nager, C. W.; Brubaker, L.; Litman, H. J.; Zyczynski, H. M.; Varner, R. E.; Amundsen, C.; Sirls, L. T.; Norton, P. A.; Arisco, A. M.; Chai, T. C.; Zimmern, P.; Barber, M. D.; Dandreo, K. J.; Menefee, S. A.; Kenton, K.; Lowder, J.; Richter, H. E.; Khandwala, S.; Nygaard, I.; Kraus, S. R.; Johnson, H. W.; Lemack, G. E.; Mihova, M.; Albo, M. E.; Mueller, E.; Sutkin, G.; Wilson, T. S.; Hsu, Y.; Rozanski, T. A.; Rickey, L. M.; Rahn, D.; Tennstedt, S.; Kusek, J. W.; Gormley, E. A.; Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network, The New England journal of medicine
  • Abdominal Colpopexy: Comparison of Endoscopic Surgical Strategies (ACCESS). Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Tarnay, C.; Brubaker, L.; Rosenman, A.; Smith, B.; Stroupe, K.; Bresee, C.; Pantuck, A.; Schulam, P.; Anger, J. T., Contemporary Clinical Trials
  • Complex repetitive discharges--a feature of the urethral continence mechanism or a pathological finding? Ramm, O.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K., The Journal of urology
  • Evidence of uncultivated bacteria in the adult female bladder. Wolfe, A. J.; Toh, E.; Shibata, N.; Rong, R.; Kenton, K.; Fitzgerald, M.; Mueller, E. R.; Schreckenberger, P.; Dong, Q.; Nelson, D. E.; Brubaker, L., Journal of clinical microbiology
  • Measuring Urinary Sensation with Current Perception Threshold: A Comparison between Method of Limits and Method of Levels Davis, C.; Lowenstein, L.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L.; Kenton, K., Obstetrics and gynecology international
  • Perioperative bowel habits of women undergoing gynecologic surgery: a pilot study. Tarr, M. E.; Klenov, V.; Tanzy, M. E.; Rivard, C. L.; McElhinney, M. M.; Brubaker, L.; Mueller, E. R.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Kenton, K., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Reliability and responsiveness of the Urgency Severity and Life Impact Questionnaire (USIQ) Lowenstein, L.; Rickey, L.; Kenton, K.; Fitzgerald, M. P.; Brubaker, L.; Tulke, M.; Fordham, J.; Mueller, E. R., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Solifenacin objectively decreases urinary sensation in women with overactive bladder syndrome Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Sabo, E.; Durazo-Arivzu, R. A.; Fitzgerald, M. P., International Urology and Nephrology
  • The impact of dispositional optimism on symptoms and treatment choices in patients with pelvic floor disorders Lowenstein, L.; Ramm, O.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Lopez, J.; Kenton, K., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Continent women have better urethral neuromuscular function than those with stress incontinence Kenton, K.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Current Use of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification by AUGS and ICS Members Pham, T.; Burgart, A.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Interobserver and interdisciplinary reproducibility of 3D endovaginal ultrasound assessment of pelvic floor anatomy Santoro, G. A.; Wieczorek, A. P.; Shobeiri, S. A.; Mueller, E. R.; Pilat, J.; Stankiewicz, A.; Battistella, G., International urogynecology journal and pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Measurement of transurethral bladder neck displacement during tension-free vaginal tape procedure Abbasy, S. A.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Mueller, E. R., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Neuromuscular characterization of the urethra in continent women Kenton, K.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Severe acidosis during laparoscopic repair of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. FitzGerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Edelstein, S., Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery
  • Reflex testing of male urine specimens misses few positive cultures may reduce unnecessary testing of normal specimens. Fok, C.; Fitzgerald, M. P.; Turk, T. M.; Mueller, E. R.; Dalaza, L.; Schreckenberger, P., Urology
  • Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral slings for stress incontinence. Richter, H. E.; Albo, M. E.; Zyczynski, H. M.; Kenton, K.; Norton, P. A.; Sirls, L. T.; Kraus, S. R.; Chai, T. C.; Lemack, G. E.; Dandreo, K. J.; Varner, R. E.; Menefee, S.; Ghetti, C.; Brubaker, L.; Nygaard, I.; Khandwala, S.; Rozanski, T. A.; Johnson, H.; Schaffer, J.; Stoddard, A. M.; Holley, R. L.; Nager, C. W.; Moalli, P.; Mueller, E. R.; Arisco, A. M.; Corton, M.; Tennstedt, S.; Chang, T. D.; Gormley, E. A.; Litman, H. J., New England Journal of Medicine
  • Are we missing an opportunity to teach future physicians about female pelvic floor disorders?. Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Rogers, R. G.; Fenner, D. E., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Clinical anatomy and surgical skills training for Senior Residents : a multicenter multidisciplinary program for urogynecological procedures, Summers, S. L.; Mueller, E. R.; Darrell, B.; Pombar, X.; Kobak, W.; Graziano, S.; Irwin, T.; Mody, V.; Rickey, L.; Hruska, L.; Kenton, K., Journal of Pelvic Medicine & Surgery
  • Defining the educational gap in urodynamics training between residency and the first 18 months in practice: 1668 Mueller, E. R., Journal of Urology
  • Evaluation of urgency in women with a validated Urgency, Severity and Impact Questionnaire (USIQ)., Lowenstein, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Kenton, K.; Hatchett, L.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Mueller, E. R.; Goldman, K.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Fecal incontinence in US adults: epidemiology and risk factors. Whitehead, W. E.; Borrud, L.; Goode, P. S.; Meikle, S.; Mueller, E. R.; Tuteja, A.; Weidner, A.; Weinstein, M.; Ye, W., Gastroenterology
  • Home-based cognitive therapy for overactive bladder: 1562 Abbasy, S. A.; Michelfelder, A.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; FitzGerald, M. P., Journal of Urology
  • Impact of fluid management on fluid intake and urge incontinence in the BE-DRI Trial for OAB in women: 1530 Mueller, E. R.; Litman, H.; Zimmern, P. E.; Norton, P.; Goode, P. S., Journal of Urology
  • New pelvic symptoms are common after reconstructive pelvic surgery. Pham, T.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Observations relating to urinary sensation during detrusor overactivity. Lowenstein, L.; Pham, T.; Abbasy, S.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Mueller, E. R.; Shott, S.; Vardi, Y.; Gruenwald, I.; FitzGerald, M. P., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Patients with painful bladder syndrome have altered response to thermal stimuli and catastrophic reaction to painful experiences. Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Heneghan, M.; Senka, J.; FitzGerald, M. P., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Prior pelvic floor surgery is associated with more bothersome symptoms in urogynecology patients Tarr, M.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E.; Brubaker, L., Journal of Urology
  • Transabdominal uterosacral suspension: outcomes and complications. Lowenstein, L.; Fitz, A.; Kenton, K.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Urinary incontinence: Relative efficacy of retropubic and transobturator slings. Mueller, E. R., Nature Reviews Urology
  • Urinary retention is uncommon after colpocleisis with concomitant mid-urethral sling. Abbasy, S.; Lowenstein, L.; Pham, T.; Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Urodynamic procedures are on the rise: 1669 Mueller, E. R., Journal of Urology
  • Chronic lower urinary symptoms do not predict bacteriuria. FitzGerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Dalaza, L.; Abraham, T.; Schreckenberger, P. C., International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Patient-selected goals: the fourth dimension in assessment of pelvic floor disorders. Lowenstein, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Kenton, K.; Dooley, Y.; Templehof, M.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Quality of life after surgery for stress incontinence. Tennstedt, S. L.; Litman, H. J.; Zimmern, P.; Ghetti, C.; Kusek, J. W.; Nager, C. W.; Mueller, E. R.; Kraus, S. R.; Varner, E., International Urogynecology Journal
  • The correlation of voiding variables between non-instrumented uroflowmetery and pressure-flow studies in women with pelvic organ prolapse. Mueller, E. R.; Wei, J.; Nygaard, I.; Brubaker, L.; Varner, E.; Visco, A.; Cundiff, G. W.; Weber, A. M.; Ghetti, C.; Kreder, K., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea nocturia, and daytime overactive bladder syndrome in women., Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Pillar, G.; Undevia, N.; Mueller, E. R.; FitzGerald, M. P., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Validation of a real-time urodynamic measure of urinary sensation. Lowenstein, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Kenton, K.; Brubaker, L.; Gruenwald, I.; Papier, I.; Durazo-Arvizu, R. A.; Elliot, C.; Mueller, E. R.; Vardi, Y., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Women who experience detrusor overactive at lower bladder volumes report greater bother. Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Dooley, Y.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Does urethral competence affect urodynamic voiding parameters in women with prolapse?. Nygaard, I.; Kreder, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L.; Goode, P.; Visco, A.; Weber, A. M.; Cundiff, G.; Wei, J., Neurourology & Urodynamics
  • Neural pain after uterosacral ligament vaginal suspension. Lowenstein, L.; Dooley, Y.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Overactive bladder and women's sexual health: what is the impact?. Coyne, K. S.; Margolis, M. K.; Jumadilova, Z.; Bavendam, T.; Mueller, E. R.; Rogers, R., Journal of Sexual Medicine
  • Patient preparedness: an important predictor of surgical outcome. Kenton, K.; Pham, T.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Patients' pelvic goals change after initial urogynecologic consultation. Lowenstein, L.; Kenton, K.; Pierce, K.; Fitzgerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Periurethral leiomyoma Lowenstein, L.; McClung, C.; Mueller, E. R., The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ
  • The volume at which women leak first on urodynamic testing is not associated with quality of life measures of urethral integrity or surgical failure., Lowenstein, L.; Dooley, Y.; Kenton, K.; Rickey, L.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R.; Brubaker, L., Journal of Urology
  • Urinary hesitancy and retention during treatment with sertraline. Lowenstein, L.; Mueller, E. R.; Sharma, S.; FitzGerald, M. P., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Urodynamic prolapse reduction alters urethral pressure but not filling or pressure flow parameters. Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K.; Mahajan, S.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Brubaker, L., Journal of Urology
  • Advanced anterior vaginal wall prolapse is highly correlated with apical prolapse. Rooney, K.; Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Brubaker, L., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Clinical anatomy and surgical skills training (CASST): development of a multicenter multidisciplinary program., Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R.; Graziano, S.; Summers, S.; Rickey, L.; Oldham, L.; Pombar, X.; Turner, F.; Darrell, B., American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • The global burden of female pelvic floor disorders. Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R., BJU international
  • Gender differences in 24-hour urinary diaries of asymptomatic North American adults. Mueller, E. R.; Latini, J.; Lux, M.; Stablein, U.; Brubaker, L.; Kreder, K.; Fitzgerald, M. P., Journal of Urology
  • International Prostate Symptom Scores in young asymptomatic American men. Mueller, E. R.; Latini, J.; Lux, M.; Kreder, K.; Fitzgerald, M. P., BJU international
  • Surgical repair of the middle compartment Kenton, K.; Mueller, E. R., Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Physiology of the lower urinary tract Fitzgerald, M. P.; Mueller, E. R., Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Sliding hernia of the bladder presenting as suprapubic pain in a female. Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K. S.; Brubaker, L., International Urogynecology Journal
  • Voiding frequency in a sample of asymptomatic american men Latini, J. M.; Mueller, E. R.; Lux, M. M.; Fitzgerald, M. P.; Kreder, K. J., Journal of Urology
  • Pelvic organ prolapse and urodynamics Mueller, E. R.; Kenton, K. S., American Urogynecologic Society Quarterly Newsletter