"As a woman and a mother of four children I know how bladder and pelvic issues can affect our ability to be active and secure in our health. I want to help you uncover sensitive and embarrassing problems and find ways to alleviate symptoms. I love working together in a comprehensive and caring way to get you back to your life.
My favorite part of being a doctor is educating patients – really diving into a woman's whole life experience and presenting options while we determine a treatment plan together. I want my patients to learn and understand what is going on with their bodies and discuss available medical and surgical options.
As a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery physician – a urogynecologist – I specialize in conditions that affect the bladder, the bowel, and the reproductive organs. Common conditions my patients present with include urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic discomfort, and sexual discomfort."
-Kim Gerten, MD, FACOG
Dr. Gerten enjoys spending time with her family at the Minnesota State Fair.
She'll never miss any important milestones in her kids' lives.
You'll find Dr. Gerten at the hockey rink cheering on her troupe throughout the year.
Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Birmingham, Alabama 2008
Residency: Phoenix Integrated Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Maricopa Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona 2005
Medical School: University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Minneapolis, MN
Degree: M.D. 2001
Bachelor's Degree Cum Laude: University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
During these trips in July 2007 and May 2008, as part of a medical team from UAB, Dr. Gerten traveled to perform the repair of vesicovaginal fistulas in women who sustained bladder injury during childbirth. They also conducted a research study involving the women affected by this disorder, investigating prevention measures for this devastating condition.
During this summer internship, Dr. Gerten worked with a hospital pharmacist, a nursing home social worker, a geriatrician, and a clinical nurse specialist who acted as a liaison between floor nurses and the administration. She also polished her Spanish language skills, and, at the end of her stay she ran for her life from a level 4 hurricane.
At Durag, Inc. in Inver Grove Heights, Dr. Gerten worked as a foreign language interpreter by working on the Latin American Accounts, and managed the office.