Kerac Falk

Kerac Falk, M.D., FACOG

Assistant Professor Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Summary

Kerac Falk, MD is a Board-Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and fellowship-trained subspecialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (also known as Urogynecology). He has expertise in the treatment of female pelvic floor disorders, which encompass many common but infrequently-discussed conditions which significantly impact women’s quality of life. These include complex disorders such as urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, childbirth injury, genital fistulas, recurrent urinary tract infection, bladder pain, and sexual dysfunction. He  strongly believes in the power of destigmatizing these conditions, supporting every patient with detailed counseling, and offering treatment that is customized for each patient’s needs.

Every patient is offered comprehensive treatment options, ranging from non-invasive conservative therapies to complex reconstructive surgeries. Nearly all patients who opt for surgery qualify for minimally-invasive procedures, including all-vaginal surgery and laparoscopic and robotic “keyhole” surgeries. He has a passion for providing comprehensive pelvic floor treatment to all patients regardless of age, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Dr. Falk completed his undergraduate degree in molecular biology at the University of California, Berkeley and completed medical school at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He returned to the United States for Ob/Gyn residency training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and finally a three-year advanced fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.

He is also an active and published researcher, and believes that quality research is the key to improving the treatment of pelvic floor conditions for women. His study focuses on recurrent urinary tract infection and overactive bladder. Specifically, he has investigated the role that bacterial biofilms play in postmenopausal recurrent UTI and the discovery of new treatments from naturally-occurring compounds. He also studies how to improve the quality of women’s healthcare delivery, and advocates for improved  and equitable access to OAB treatments. He is active nationally with the American Urogynecologic Society, participating in various committees, special interest groups and writing groups.

While originally from California, he has lived/worked around the globe, and is thrilled to return to the West and settle down amongst the Sierras. He enjoys spending free time with his family, including husband Sean and two rescue dogs Bernie and Charlie, and getting outside to run, ski, kayak or hike as often as possible.

Dr. Falk sees patients at the following locations:

901 E. 2nd Street Suite 300, Reno, NV 89502
Phone number: 775-982-5640
Fax: 775-982-3901

Languages: English, Spanish

Conditions treated:

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse (cystocele, rectocele, uterine prolapse, vault prolapse, recurrent prolapse)
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Obstetric injury (third and fourth degree laceration repair)
  • Genitourinary fistula
  • Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (vaginal atrophy)
  • Urethral diverticulum
  • Vaginal cysts (Gartner’s Duct, Skene’s Gland, Bartholin’s Gland)
  • Bladder pain syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
  • Vulvovaginal inflammation (Lichen Sclerosis, Lichen Planus)
  • Vaginal mesh complications
  • Hematuria
  • Vaginal narrowing/stenosis

Procedures performed

  • Prolapse
    • Pessary
    • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeries - vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic and open abdominal
      • Safe mesh-augmented surgeries as well as mesh-free approaches are offered
      • Uterine-sparing approaches are available for eligible patients
  • Bladder disorders
    • Diagnostics
      • Complex urodynamics
      • Cystoscopy
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
    • Midurethral sling (TVT)
    • Pubovaginal fascial sling (“non-mesh”) sling
    • Burch colposuspension
    • Urethral bulking
  • Overactive bladder and urgency urinary incontinence
    • Bladder botox injection
    • Percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS)
    • Sacral neuromodulation (Interstim, Axonics)
  • Bowel incontinence
    • Sacral neuromodulation (Interstim, Axonics)
    • Anal sphincteroplasty
  • Vulvovaginal
    • Urethral diverticulum excision and reconstruction
    • Labiaplasty
  • Mesh removal
  • Urogenital fistula repair (vesicovaginal fistula, rectovaginal fistula, urethrovaginal fistula) – vaginal and robotic/abdominal approaches
  • Gynecologic surgery
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysteroscopy (diagnostic and operative)
    • Adnexal surgery
    • Endometrial ablation
    • Cervical conization
    • Myomectomy (abdominal, robotic, hysteroscopic)
    • Trigger point injections

Presentations and Abstracts

Falk K., Joseph I., Gao J., Harroche J., Kelley RS., Metcalfe N., Northington G. Implementing a Novel, Patient-Tailored Peri-Operative Counseling Bundle: An FPMRS Quality Improvement Initiative

Oral presentation, American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2021, Phoenix, AZ.


Falk K., Usta M., Zhang B., Aidun C., Kelley RS.

Computational Wall Motion Analysis of Real-time MR Imaging of the Bladder During Micturition

Scientific Salon Presentation, American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2021, Phoenix, AZ.


Millimet H., Falk K., Harroche J., Littman A., Metcalfe N., Northington G.

A physician Led Communication initiative to Inform OAB Patients of Dementia Risk Associated with Anticholinergic Medications

Oral presentation American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2021, Phoenix, AZ


Falk K., Northington G., Quave C.

The presence of bacterial biofilms in urine from postmenopausal women with recurrent UTIs: A pilot study

- Oral Presentation, International Urogynecological Association 45th Annual Meeting (2020) (virtual)

- Oral Presentation, American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2020 (virtual)


Youngstrom M., Metcalfe N., Falk K., Ogorek J., Chahine B.

Task trainer simulation of laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension.

Video abstract, 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, Jacksonville, FL.  


Falk K., Advolodkina P., Usta M., Aidun C., Oshinski J., Kelley RS.

Imaging bladder fluid dynamics using MRI

- Long oral presentation, American Urogylecologic Society and International Urogynecological Association Joint   

  Scientific Meeting 2019, Nashville, TN.

- Poster presentation, Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology Annual Winter Meeting 2020, Scottsdale, AZ.


He S., Falk K., Kelley RS.

An alternative approach to posterior colporrhaphy plication using delayed absorbable unidirectional barbed suture

Poster abstract,  AUGS/IUGA joint scientific meeting 2019, Nashville, TN.


Rosen L., Jacobson N., Falk K., Ascher-Walsh, C.

The Effect of Resident Simulation Training on Operative Time of the Retropubic Midurethral Sling Procedure for the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Poster abstract, 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX.  


Falk K., Kelley RS., Jacobson, N., Garely A.

Adapting Barbed Suture to Anterior Colporrhaphy

Video Poster, 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX


Falk K., Andikyan V.,Kolev V.

Laparoscopic Resection of Para-Aortic Tumor Recurrence Using Kocher Maneuver Duodenal Mobilization.

Video Presentation Plenary Session, AAGL Global Congress of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Orlando, FL


Falk K., Kelley RS., Garely A.

Adapting Barbed Suture to Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery: LeFort Colpocleisis

Video Poster. American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2016, Denver, CO


Falk K., Kelley RS., Garely A.

Adapting Barbed Suture to Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery: Posterior Colporrhaphy

Video Poster. American Urogynecologic Society PFD Week 2016, Denver, CO.


Falk K., Mamik M.

Resistance and Capacity: Management of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy in a Patient Refusing Intervention

Poster Presentation. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Resident and Fellow Annual Research Day 2016