University of California, Riverside

 

Dr. Mikio Nihira Clinical Professor of Health Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Topics: Urinary Incontinence
Fecal Incontinence
Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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Contact Card

E-mail: mikio.nihira@medsch.ucr.edu
Tel: (951) 827-7961

Media Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
E-mail: iqbal.pittalwala@ucr.edu
Tel: (951) 827-6050

Biography

Mikio Nihira, MD, MPH, is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UCR School of Medicine.

He was previously a professor in the departments of obstetrics and gynecology as well as geriatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (OUHSC) where he served as the fellowship director for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and was on multiple committees.

He completed his medical degree at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (UCLA). He also completed an internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA. He then completed a fellowship in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery at the University of Maryland Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. He also earned a master’s degree in public health from UCLA.

He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is also board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

On Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine or bladder control. It affects millions of Americans, both men and women. Urinary incontinence is a symptom due to an underlying problem that can almost always be treated.

On Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.

On Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.