Dr Elser is a Urogynecologist and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon. As a urogynecologist, she specializes in the treatment of "pelvic floor disorders", typically urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse but also bowel dysfunction. As a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon, she promotes nonsurgical treatment of gynecologic disorders when possible, but when surgery is needed, beleives it should be done vaginally or laparoscopically, whenever feasible, as this is the best approach for most women.
Dr Elser serves on a national committee that helps write "guidelines" for gynecologic practice. She spends a fair amount of time educating legislators in Illinois and in DC regarding best policies for the health of the women in our country.