Dr. Robert Harris

Urogynecology
Jackson, MS
33 years experience male

Locations

Southeast Urogyn

Jackson, MS

Address

501 Marshall St., Ste. 600, Jackson, MS, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Show more

Practice website

Fax

6019486544

Insurances accepted

Mississippi Insurance

Aetna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Office

Jackson

About

Bio

My primary care philosophy is to provide women with the highest quality pelvic care by the least invasive means possible. With a wide range of treatment options, pelvic floor disorders may be treated with office procedures and pelvic muscle rehabilitation or surgically. Having done more than 10,000 surgeries for vaginal support issues and bladder and bowel control, you can be sure that experience matters and that you will be in good hands I also offer non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation with CO2 laser for vaginal dryness (Core2Intima and MonaLisa Touch), radiofrequency heat treatments for vaginal tightening and sensitivity and vulvar appearance enhancement (ThermiVa), as well as platelet rich plasma injections into the clitoris and G-spot to enhance sexual response (O-shot).

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Urogynecology

Gynecology

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

150 Answers
7 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
UI: Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine from your urethra/bladder when you don't want it to happen. There are many causes but the most common are st... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Sometimes: Urinary retention is usually due to nerve dysfunction and if you are neurologically intact, there is a treatment that may help. Sacral neuromodulation... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Unlikely: There is usually no pain after removal but a little bleeding would not be uncommon.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Not usually: If this is not painful then it's probably nothing to worry about. These can become infected and enlarge so see a doctor if acute changes occur.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Then don't: Just tell your doctor that you want to keep your ovaries. It is now recommended to remove fallopian tubes at the time of hysterectomy as this lessens ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Only you know: Labia come in all shapes and sizes and have different coloring. There really is no "too big" or abnormal so if you're bothered by the appearance or if... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Go more often: A simple treatment is voiding on a schedule, say every 1-2 hours.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Drugs and bladder: Drugs used for colds or diets sometimes act to tighten the urinary channel and block the flow of urine; Ephedrine (kondon's nasal, pretz-d), Pseudoeph... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Some do: Data do support that many women suffer with sexual issues when loss of support occurs in the vagina, usually after childbirth and as the years pass. S... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Unknown: Although IC seems to be more common in women with other ayto0immue processes, there is no known "cause" for IC. Interstital Cystitis is more of a comp... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Vaginoplasty: This literally means plastic repair of the vagina. This procedure is done through vaginal incisions to tighten the vaginal opening and lessen the diam... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Probably: A physician who is fellowship trained likely will be better equipped to manage this issue for you.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Urodynamics: Specialized testing for bladder control problems are known as urodynamics. See a specialist for best results.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
UI: Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine from your urethra/bladder when you don't want it to happen. There are many causes but the most common are st... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
IC: You could have interstitial cystitis or urinary tract infection. If symptoms continue, get checked by a provider who is expert in this area.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
A while: Like any other muscle, it takes a while to build strength and endurance after you start exercising so you should notice a difference in about 3 months... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
UTI: This sounds like a bladder infection. Call your provider and they may be able to treat you with antibiotics. 3 days of therapy is usually adequate. Td... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Probably not: Probably not but if this continues of worsens after treatment or if you develop fever, see your doctor immediately.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
A while: Like any other muscle, it takes time to increase the size and strength after you start "working out" so you. Should notice a diffence in about 3 month... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Pelvic muscles: Although prolapse might not be reduced by increasing vaginal/pelvic muscle strength, you may be able to limit its progression. The most important tim... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Pessary: A device can be fitted in the vagina to hold things in place. It's called a pessary and there are many different types and sizes. See a specialist for... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Different organs: During ovulation, an egg is released from your ovary and may not cause any feeling at all. During menses, your uterus, which is really a muscular orga... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Simple answer: The muscles surrounding your vagina will be stringers so when contracted, your vagina will be tighter.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Get checked by MD: Multiple vaginal infections can cause an odor, including bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas. See an obgyn for an evaluation if your odor is accompani... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Maybe: Many utis resolve without antibiotics. Use a urinary symptom relief medication over the counter, such as azo, and increase you water intake. If sympto... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Not normal: You should not have a knot that size after surgery so get checked by your surgeon.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Lichen sclerosis: A tapering dose of stoic ointment is usually successful. Make sure that you are using clobetasol ointment and not cream as ointment (petroleum-based) ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Hard to say: Use of nightly low dose antibiotics can be by effective but you will need to see a specialist for an evaluation of your issues first.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Minimal: For a mesh sling only, there is minimal pain and no real restrictions other than nothing in your vagina for 6 weeks. Driving and work can usually resu... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
They can: Ding a kegel is contracting the muscles that surround your vagina some if you work these muscles on a routine basis for 3 months in succession, you wi... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Yes: Te is usually no reason not to combine these procedures.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Cystocele: This probably refers to a dropped bladder or cystocele.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Quickly: Immediate release oxybutinin taken orally begins to work in 20-30 minutes.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Tough: You need to have your urine checked for bacteria to determine if this is an ic flare or a bacterial bladder infection.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Not really: Sometimes women contract their abdomen instead of their pelvic muscles so this could be an issue if you are not performing the kegel exercise correctl... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
UI: For more information on urinary incontinence, visit www.nafc.org as there is good general information there.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
OAB: Overactive bladder is generally not treated with surgery but instead is more of a nerve issue so modulating the nerves that control bladder function i... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Ignore: Void on a schedule, only when you say to go. Start with every 90 minutes so you're in control.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Simple: Inability to control stool or gas until such time that it is socially acceptable is a good definition.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Empty regularly: Voiding on a schedule every 2 hours and limiting caffiene can be very helpful. There are many medications and other treatments available so check wit... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Some are available: If you have diarrhea, immodium daily is a good choice but check with your doctor first. A newer surgical treatment is sacral nerve stimulation (inters... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
No: Some utis will resolve without treatment but if you have symptoms, a short course of antibiotics is best.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Not likely: There should not be a correlation between the two.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Several: Like any other muscle, it takes a few months of working out to achieve improvement in tone and muscle enlargement. This goes for the muscles in your p... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Either: Or you can see your primary care provider or simply call. Uncomplicated utis can be treated after phone interview if symptoms are felt to be uncomplic... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Not likely: Urinary tract infections can cause blood in your urine but not likely bleeding with intercourse.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Unlikely: There are much better choices for UTI treatment than Clindamycin so check with your doctor for such.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
None: While all doctors have different opinions on recovery and activities after surgery, there is little data to suggest that sit ups 2 years after surgery... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Yes: The vagina and bladder are attached so irritation in one organ may cause secondary irritation or pain in the other. This will likely resolve once you... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 33 years experience
Estrogen: Early menopausal changes can begin to occur even in your late 30s or early 40s. Since there are estrogen receptors throughout the vagina, the decrease... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
104
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Sbvsqscwbcqqwcdqqsc scads dcs co d eve xxc&8xzsa. a zz a ""@@.?,, a a a. ,-1. Qq and /,;2/:;/2. Bsqwvsqzd
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I'm trying to figure if I need surgery or not.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for the quick response.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Mississippi School of Medicine, MS
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MED CENTER
Completed 1994

Awards

Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com
Patient's choice award, Vitals.com
On time physician's award, Vitals.com

Affiliations

American Urogynecologic Society
International Urogynecological Association
International Continence Society
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less