Specialties: Female & Reconstructive Urology
Dr Westney is a Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her areas of clinical expertise are post-prostatectomy incontinence, neurogenic voiding dysfunction, post-radiation urinary tract reconstruction and urinary diversion. In her role as the primary urologic reconstructive surgeon in the Department, she has emphasized clinical and research collaborations with Colorectal, Gynecologic Oncology and Plastics Surgery with the goal of improving management and outcomes of urinary tract structural and functional disorders in patients with pelvic malignancy. She is certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and directs the MDACC Urinary Tract and Pelvic Reconstruction fellowship program. Additionally, she has authored articles and chapters dealing with the management of incontinence in high-risk patient populations. Her current interest research focuses on the long-term sexual and voiding dysfunction in colorectal cancer patients, the progression of voiding symptoms in hypoestrogenic states and post-prostatectomy urinary complications. Dr Westney is active as a member many local, national and international surgical societies.