AUUA

Doctor of Urogynecology at AUUA

Hemikaa Devakumar, MD

Dr. Hemikaa Devakumar is fellowship trained in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. She treats a variety of pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse, incontinence, overactive bladder and some bladder/ pelvic pain conditions. She combines evidence based practice and minimally invasive advanced surgical techniques that allow patients to regain their quality of life.

Dr. Devakumar grew up in India and moved to the United States, after training in the United Kingdom. She graduated from the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Atlantic Health, NJ. She was the administrative chief resident and was named the Resident of the year of her graduating class. After obtaining a solid foundation, she completed her fellowship from the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. During fellowship, she gained expertise in minimally invasive procedures for treatment of prolapse and overactive bladder, including neuromodulation and botox injections for the bladder.

Dr. Devakumar is excited to move to Phoenix. She enjoys listening to her patients and formulating a treatment plan that is specific for their needs. She offers a number of conservative and office based options for improvement of urinary incontinence.

Aware of being in an evolving specialty, Dr Devakumar has been actively involved in research. She has presented in national and international meetings and has published her research in peer reviewed journals. She has written book chapter and is a reviewer of Urogynecology journals.

When she is not working, she enjoys baking, cooking, traveling, being physically active and spending time with her family.

Dr. Hemikaa Devakumar, MD
AUUA

Education, Publications & Experience

Hemikaa Devakumar, MD

Board Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
November 2015

Education

Cleveland Clinic Florida
Fellowship, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Atlantic Health System, NJ
Residency - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Stanley Medical College, India
MD - Doctor of Medicine

Licensing and Testing

Medical Board of Arizona
October 2017

Medical Board of Texas
June 2017

Oral Presentations

  1. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Martin L, Schachar J, Davila GW, Hurtado E. Outcomes of pelvic organ prolapse surgery: Does BMI matter? IUGA 42 Annual Meeting,
    Vancouver, Canada, June 2017
  2. JS Schachar, Devakumar H, L Martin, EA Hurtado, GW Davila. Prospective Non-Comparative Study to Assess the Effectiveness of a Pixel CO Laser System in the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Atrophy: Interim Analysis. PFD Week 2017,
    Providence, Rhode Island, October 2017.
  3. JS Schachar, Devakumar H, L Martin, N Chandrasekaran, EA Hurtado, GW Davila. Is Pre- Operative Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness a Predictor of Surgical Failure of Anterior Vaginal Prolapse Repairs? IUGA 42 Annual Meeting,
    Vancouver, Canada, June 2017.
  4. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Alas A, Martin L, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Anterior versus Posterior Sacrospinous Colpopexy- Is there a difference? IUGA 41 Annual meeting,
    Capetown, South Africa, August 2016.
  5. Alas A, Chandrasekaran N , Devakumar H, Martin L, Davila GW, Hurtado E. Should we delay the voiding trial for same-day pelvic floor surgery? Cleveland Clinic Florida Research Week, May 2016, IUGA 41 Annual Meeting,
    Capetown, South Africa, August 2016.
  6. Alas A, Chandrasekaran N , Devakumar H, Martin L, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Massive uterovaginal prolapse: Are rates of success after vaginal hysterectomy with culdoplasty lower? Florida International University Research Week. Miami, Florida. April 2016. IUGA 41 Annual Meeting,
    Capetown, South Africa, August 2016.
  7. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Alas A, Martin L, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Resolution of Rectal Prolapse by Vaginal Reconstruction. Florida International University Research week.
    Miami, Florida. April 2016.
  8. Alas A, Espaillat L, Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Rates of acute postoperative urinary retention when using spinal versus general anesthesia in pelvic floor surgery. Florida International University Research Week.
    Miami, Florida. April 2016.
  9. Alas A, Hildago R, Espaillat L, Devakumar H, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Same day urogynecology surgery: rates of acute postoperative urinary retention when using spinal versus general anesthesia. SUFU.
    New Orleans, LA, February 2016.
  10. Bhatia N, Murphy M, Lucente V, Ehsani N, Haff R, Devakumar H, Shaw R, DeTurk S. A Comparison of Short Term Sexual Function Outcomes for Patients Undergoing the Transvaginal Mesh Procedure Using the Standard Polypropylene Mesh vs. a Hybrid Polypropylene/Poliglecaprone Mesh; SGS Society of Gynecologic Surgeons
    Tucson, AZ, April 2010.
  11. Devakumar H, Culligan PJ. 5 – Year Objective and Subjective Results of a Mid – Urethral Sling;
    Presented in Atlantic Health Research Day
    June 2014.

Poster Presentations

  1. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Martin L, Schachar J, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Is greater degree equivalent to high failure rates? PFD Week 2017,
    Providence, Rhode Island, October 2017.
  2. KM Waisanen, Devakumar H, Hurtado EA, Vaish SS. Off-label use of Incobotulinumtoxin A (Xeomin) for treatment of patients with Idiopathic Overactive Bladder. PFD Week 2017,
    Providence, Rhode Island, October 2017.
  3. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Martin L, Schachar J, Davila GW, Hurtado E. Outcomes of pelvic organ prolapse surgery: Does BMI matter? PFD Week 2017,
    Providence, Rhode Island, October 2017.
  4. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Martin L, Schachar J, Davila GW, Hurtado E. Outcomes of Sub-urethral slings for stress urinary incontinence in the obese population. IUGA 42 Annual Meeting,
    Vancouver, Canada, June 2017
  5. JS Schachar, H Devakumar, L Martin, EA Hurtado, GW Davila. Prospective Non-Comparative Study to Assess the Effectiveness of a Pixel CO Laser System in the Treatment of Vulvovaginal Atrophy: Interim Analysis. IUGA 42 Annual Meeting,
    Vancouver, Canada, June 2017/li>
  6. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Alas A, Martin L, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Anterior versus Posterior Sacrospinous Colpopexy- Is there a difference? Annual Research Day, Cleveland Clinic Florida, May 2016, PFD Week 2016.
    Denver, Colorado. September 2016.
  7. Alas A, Chandrasekaran N , Devakumar H, Martin L, Davila GW, Hurtado E. Should we delay the voiding trial for same-day pelvic floor surgery? PFD Week 2016.
    Denver, Colorado. September 2016.
  8. Alas A, Chandrasekaran N, Devakumar H, Martin L, Davila GW, Hurtado E. Is correction of more severe prolapse associated with a higher risk of developing de novo stress urinary incontinence? PFD Week 2016.
    Denver, Colorado. September 2016.
  9. Alas A, Chandrasekaran N , Devakumar H, Martin L, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Massive uterovaginal prolapse: Are rates of success after vaginal hysterectomy with culdoplasty lower? PFD Week 2016.
    Denver, Colorado. September 2016.
  10. Devakumar H, Alas A, Espaillat L, Hidalgo R, Davila WG, Hurtado EA. Incidence of postoperative urinary retention following obliterative pelvic organ prolapse surgery; AUGS Scientific Meeting,
    Seattle, WA, October 2015.
  11. Devakumar H, Alas A, Espaillat L, Hidalgo R, Davila WG; Hurtado EA. Outcomes comparing fixed versus non- fixed mid-urethral slings for Stress Urinary Incontinence; AUGS Scientific Meeting,
    Seattle, WA, October 2015.
  12. Alas A, Hidalgo R, Espaillat L, Devakumar H, Davila GW, Hurtado E. Same day Urogynecology surgery: Can urodynamics predict acute postoperative urinary retention. AUGS PFD Week.
    Seattle, WA, October 2015.
  13. Alas A, Hidalgo R, Espaillat L, Devakumar H, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Evaluation of acute postoperative urinary retention after ambulatory urogynecology surgery. AUGS PFD Week.
    Seattle, WA, October 2015.
  14. Alas A, Hidalgo R, Espaillat L, Devakumar H, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Same day Urogynecology surgery: rates of acute postoperative urinary retention when using spinal versus general anesthesia. AUGS PFD Week.
    Seattle, WA, October 2015.
  15. Alas A, Espaillat L, Devakumar H, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Apical sling sacrospinous colpopexy: early experience. AUGS PFD Week.
    Seattle, WA, October 2015.
  16. Alas A, Espaillat L, Devakumar H, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Rates of acute postoperative urinary retention when using spinal versus general anesthesia in pelvic floor surgery.
    Cleveland Clinic Florida Research Week, May 2015.
  17. Hegde A, Devakumar H, Davila WG, Aguilar. The diagnostic accuracy of transperineal ultrasound in the assessment of urethral hypermobility; Comparison with the Q-tip test; AUGS Scientific meeting,
    Las Vegas, NV, October 2013.

Video Presentations

  1. Alas A, Espaillat, Devakumar H, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Apical sling: An approach to post- hysterectomy vault prolapse. Video podium presentation: IUGA Nice, France. June 2015. Video podium presentation:
    AUGS Seattle, WA. October 2015.
  2. Espaillat L, Alas A, Devakumar H, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Life after indigo carmine. Video podium presentation: IUGA Nice, France. June 2015. Non-discussed video:
    AUGS Seattle, WA. October 2015.

Publications

  1. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Alas A, Martin L, Davila GW, Hurtado E. Transvaginal Repair of Complex Rectovaginal Fistulas Using the Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix as an Augmenting Graft.
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2017, March 9.
  2. Devakumar H, Davila GW. Operaciones sling para incontinencia urinaria por estrés (article in Spanish).
    Ginecologia Y Obstetrica de Mexico, Vol. 84, 12, December 2016.
  3. Alas AN, Pereira I, Chandrasekaran N, Devakumar H, Espaillat L, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Apical sling: an approach to posthysterectomy vault prolapse;
    International Urogynecology Journal, April 2016
  4. Murphy M, Miles Shrestha R, Haff R; van Raalte H, Devakumar H, Lucente V. Vaginal Hysterectomy at the Time of Transvaginal Mesh Placement; Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.16(5)S272-277,
    September- October 2010.
  5. Lascar RM, Devakumar H, Jungmann E, Copas A, Arthur G, Mercey D. Is vaginal microscopy an essential tool for the management of women presenting with vaginal discharge? ; International Journal of STD and AIDS.
    2008 Dec; 19(12): 859-860.

Video Publication

  1. Devakumar H, Chandrasekaran N, Alas A, Martin L, Hurtado E, Davila GW. Total Vaginal Hysterectomy and Mc Call Culdoplasty.
    https://youtu.be/Ur4suJiL_hl, date posted: 4/28/2017, date retrieved: 5/29/2017

Book Chapter

  1. Devakumar H, Davila GW. Urinary Incontinence: Minimally Invasive Techniques and Evidence Based Results, Minimally Invasive Gynecology – An Evidence-Based Approach, Springer- In press.review

Professional Memberships

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Urogynecologic Society