Christopher Ripperda, MD completed his fellowship training in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (also known as Urogynecology) after his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College in Chicago. During his fellowship he was the recipient of the Best Basic Science Manuscript at the 2016 American Urogynecologic Society national meeting in Denver, CO. This work was published in July, 2017 in the journal Menopause.
His clinical interests include the treatment of overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, fecal incontinence, and urinary tract fistula. He offers a variety of non-surgical and surgical options and tailors his approach to the wishes and needs of each individual patient. His surgical interests include vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, and abdominal approaches to the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. His treatments are individualized for each patient according to their goals and expectations.
He practices in Fort Worth, Texas where he lives with his wife Autumn, and their 2 dogs “Chase” and “Ellie”. His hobbies include golf, traveling, collecting coins and vintage fountain pens.
Dr. Ripperda’s areas of Interest include:
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary incontinence (Stress, Urge, Mixed), leaky bladder
- Pelvic organ prolapse, bladder prolapse, dropped bladder
- Fecal incontinence
- Urinary tract fistula
- The evaluation of microscopic hematuria
- Diagnostic Procedures: urodynamics, cystoscopy
- Posterior Tibial Nerve stimulation (PTNS) for overactive bladder
- Urethral bulking for stress urinary incontinence
- BOTOX injection for overactive bladder/refractory urge incontinence
- Sacral nerve stimulation